No Early Music Festival but a concert

If you follow this blog, you know one of the highlights in my cultural year is attending Fringe Concerts at the Utrecht Early Music Festival. However, like many festivals the world over, it faced challenges over COVID and related health-measures. This year, it did take place – but I was elsewhere.

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RMO Leiden: a Dutch Neanderthal gets a make-over

The RMO Leiden announced a Dutch Neanderthal skull fragment received a special make-over. The museum stated the Kennis brothers, world-renowned “paleoartists,” interpreted the various features of this and other Neanderthal skulls and reconstructed Krijn’s face.

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Looted art to be auctioned

Nearly 120 pieces of art looted by the Nazis and recovered by the Monuments Men will be auctioned by Sotheby’s New York, from 14th of September 2021. The pieces were once part of the Oppenheimer collection, but ended up in Dutch museums.  

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Arrested man not only suspected of involvement in the Berlin Bode Museum crime

A now twenty-three-year-old Berlin man was not only involved in the theft of a Canadian Big Maple Leaf and other coins from the Bode Museum in Berlin, according to German police. They arrested him as a suspect in the Dresden’s Green Vault heist, early Thursday morning.

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