British Art at risk in Syria?

July 11 2011

Image of British Art at risk in Syria?

Picture: GAC, Claude Muncaster, 'A Souwester Over the Downs'.

This is a bit tenuous, but I always like to bring you an art historical take on current affairs...

Following reports that the US embassy in Damascus has been attacked by pro-Assad crowds, here's a list detailing the pictures on loan to the British Embassy from the Government Art Collection. Nothing too valuable, but it would be nice to avoid a repeat of the Tripoli debacle should anything nasty happen. There should be a policy in place to remove the art long before there's any chance of trouble.

There's an Oskar Kokoschka in Yemen too...

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