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Van Gogh Collection Moved Across Amsterdam

Posted: Oct. 3rd, 2012  |  By Michael Pearse
The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam is closing down; however, the master painter’s work will be moving to the Hermitage in the same city. No matter where the Van Gogh collection is held, it’s well worth a visit as he is considered by many to be one of the most important artists in all of history, if not the most important altogether.

In an undertaking that seemed tailor-made for a complicated heist film, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam began taking down its collection of masterpieces Sunday night and prepared to transfer them to the Hermitage in Amsterdam.

While the image of 75 Van Gogh paintings including "Sunflowers" and "Irises" crossing the city in an armored car could make an art thief's heart go pitter-pat, museum director Axel Ruger downplayed the effort as the museum prepares to close until April of next year for renovations.


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