The Munch Museum in Norway is about to reopen, 10 months after it lost “The Scream” painting to masked thieves during a daylight robbery. The painting has still not been recovered, which is a pity, but the museums says it still has another thousand Edvard Munch works to keep the visitors busy. Oh, there’s a £181,500 reward for the return of the stolen Munchs too, which seems quite small considering the value of the works could be worth £10.4m.
Scream theft museum set to reopen
“A pastel version of The Scream and a lithography of Madonna will be put on display at the museum instead.
Museum spokeswoman Jorunn Christoffersen said the replacements were a poor substitute for the real paintings, which have a combined value of £10.4m.
She said: ‘The Munch Museum without these two paintings is not really the Munch Museum, but visitors will at least have the possibility to see a representation of them.’” BBC