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Art Theft at the Kunsthistorisches Museum - Vienna, Austria
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 48° 12.247 E 016° 21.680
33U E 601146 N 5339883
Quick Description: The biggest art theft in Austrian History occurrred here in 2003.
Location: Wien, Austria
Date Posted: 2/8/2014 8:32:35 PM
Waymark Code: WMK3WM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
Views: 10

Long Description:
This art museum was opened around 1891 to make the huge Hapsburg art collection accessible to the public.
Wikipedia article for the Museum
(visit link) informs us:

"One of the museum's most important objects, the Cellini Salt Cellar sculpture by Benvenuto Cellini, was stolen on May 11, 2003 and recovered on January 21, 2006, in a box buried in a forest near the town of Zwettl, Austria. It had been the biggest art theft in Austrian history."

and Wikipedia's article of the object (visit link) adds:

"On May 11, 2003, the Saliera was stolen from the Kunsthistorisches Museum, which was covered by a scaffolding at that time due to reconstruction works. The museum had offered a reward of € 1,000,000 for its recovery. The Saliera was recovered on January 21, 2006 buried in a lead box in a forest near the town of Zwettl, Austria, about 90 km north of Vienna. The thief, Robert Mang, turned himself in after police released surveillance photos of the suspect which were subsequently recognized by acquaintances."
Date of crime: 5/11/2003

Public access allowed: yes

Fee required: yes

Web site: [Web Link]

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