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Stolen Paintings Returned To Dutch Museum


More than a decade ago five Dutch paintings from the Golden Age were "among a trove of art stolen from a Dutch museum." The five paintings were discovered in the Ukraine earlier this year and have now returned home to the Westfries Museum in the town of Hoorn. A crowd-fund has been established to restore the paintings which incurred damage from the January 2005 burglary. Four of the paintings were uncovered by Ukrainian officials. The fifth was handed over personally from an art collector who had purchased the painting "in good faith."

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