The Westfries Museum in the Dutch city of Horn received five stolen 11 years ago and returned from Ukraine paintings. This was announced by Director of the Museum Ad Geerdink, reports AFP.
According to him, the paintings are "incredibly damaged", so now the museum gathers money for the restoration.
"After 4320 days ... yes, we counted these days ... these paintings have returned! Our heritage returned to the museum, where it supposed to be and to the city, where it should be, "- said Geerdink.
Recall, Ukraine has transferred to the Netherlands paintings on 16 September. These were found in April after the theft in Horn in 2005. Special operation to return securities lasted four months.
We are talking about the paintings of XVII-XVIII century "Peasant Wedding" of Hendrik Bogart, "Kitchen Scene" of Floris van Schooten, "Woman's World", "The Return of Iefaya" of Jacob Waben and "Nyustraat in Gorne" of Isaac Ouwater.
In total from the museum were stolen 24 paintings and jewels a total value of 10 million euros, but the whereabouts of most of the stolen works of art is still unknown.