August 22, 2004

APB: Have You Seen This Man or This Woman?

Have You Seen This Man?


Seriously, he (the Scream) was stolen from the Munch Museum in Oslo yesterday by armed men who threatened the museum employees and then escaped to a waiting car.

Have you seen this woman? They also stole her, the Madonna:



Go to this blog, Secular Blasphemy, for a collection of a lot of links concerning the theft.

Posted by Random Penseur at August 22, 2004 01:27 PM

that is just not right.

Posted by: kbear at August 22, 2004 03:27 PM

Can they not say security????

A real shame.

Posted by: Wicked H at August 22, 2004 09:33 PM

There was NO security AT ALL, AT ALL, AT ALL. This is what I think of as being criminally negligent.

Posted by: RP at August 23, 2004 09:02 AM

The account I read said that there was security, in the form of a silent alarm. It went off when the paintings were taken down from the walls and the police came rapidly, just missing the thieves by a matter of a few minutes. That said, I don't understand why the greatest art in all the country was guarded by silent alarms as opposed to the real loud, blaring kind.

Posted by: GrammarQueen at August 23, 2004 09:44 AM

I heard on the news that they weren't insured and are worth many millions of dollars....

Posted by: Hannah at August 23, 2004 10:02 AM

I couldn't believe it when I heard it. It's still hard to come to terms with. These news and the continuing bad news of Iraqi antiquities is very disheartening.

Still, at least Greece is doing so much to preserve their ruins and other antiquities.

How could "The Scream" have been stolen in this day and age???!!!

Posted by: Jester at August 23, 2004 11:24 PM
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