Belfast Telegraph

Goering nowhere

Officials at the Ulster Museum will be much relieved to learn that one of their most valuable exhibits - a painting by a Flemish master - was not one stolen by Hermann Goering when the Nazis plundered European art during the Second World War.

Art has long been the target for thieves, either gangsters or despots. Many distinguished institutions have been duped into buying stolen paintings and left with red faces, as well as severely out of pocket after having to return them. The Ulster Museum got a double bonus from the investigations into its painting - it's shown to have been bought properly and now they know more about its history than ever.

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