200 Works of Art Still Missing from UK Parliament

November 13 2023

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Picture: Daily Mail & PBC

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Daily Mail published a story last week explaining that the UK's Parliament is still missing 200 works of art from its collection. This story first broke back in 2018, but a recent freedom of information request by the newspaper has shown that a large number of works are still unaccounted for.

According to a spokesperson quoted in the paper:

'Parliament is continuing to address collection objects historically identified as missing or not located through ongoing audits and regular reviews across the estate,' they said.

'The number of objects catalogued as missing or not located is only true at the time of request and may differ over time. 

'Parliament has an ongoing programme to address the matter, through comprehensive and regular audits, recently resulting in a 5 per cent reduction in objects identified as missing since 2021.'

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