Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Last week Swedish police found three stolen paintings in a plastic bag while investigating a credit card fraud. The paintings worth $NZ2 million by Edvard Munch, Gustaf Rydberg, and Pär Siegård were from the Malmo Art Museum and had been stolen three weeks previously. 

How did the police know this? Simple, the words Malmö Art Museum were written on the plastic bag. Which was kind of lucky as the people at the Malmö Art Museum hadn’t noticed that the works had gone, "I was shocked. Flabbergasted," Göran Christenson, the museum’s director told Swedish radio.