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Culture Department has lost several works of art

Francis Maude, Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office and Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, was recently informed in a written answer that the Department for Culture, Media and Sport lost several pieces of art in 2006:

Mr. Maude: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Angus of 21 April 2008, Official Report, columns 1737-8W, on departmental property, what the (a) title and (b) Government Art Collection reference number was of the art work stolen from his Department in 2006. [250092]

Barbara Follett: The works of art listed in the following table were prints reported as missing from various Government offices in the UK and around the world and recorded in DCMS's Losses Register in 2006.


GAC number

Paradox No. IV

GAC 12096/15

Blackfriars from Southwark Bridge

GAC 3295

Lower Wessex Lane, Summer

GAC 12360

Lower Wessex Lane, Spring

GAC 12254

Strand on the Green

GAC 6016

Third day of Creation

GAC 12705

Gondola III

GAC L983

Hall of Christ Church Hospital

GAC 15326

Let's hope that Titian's Diana and Actaeon doesn't go the same way - especially given the Scottish Government's contribution!


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