Staff at Italy’s public broadcaster accused of stealing 120 paintings including Monets

Staff at Italy’s public broadcaster are accused of stealing 120 paintings including Monets that have gone missing from collection over decades

The arts heritage squad is investigating missing art in Rai offices since MarchPaintings, sculptures, lithographs and tapestries have been removed from walls‘Disgruntled employees’ are suspects for the heist in Rome and across Italy

More than 120 artworks including paintings by Monet, Modigliani and de Chirico have disappeared from the walls of Italy‘s public broadcaster, with some replaced by fakes.

Paintings, sculptures, lithographs and tapestries have been removed from the offices of Rai.  

‘Disgruntled employees’ are suspects for the daring heists in Rome and across the country, according to police.

More than 120 artworks including paintings by Monet, Modigliani and de Chirico have disappeared from the walls of Italy’s public broadcaster

The art heritage squad within Italy’s Carabinieri police has been investigating the missing artwork since March, when Rome prosecutors opened a probe after being alerted by Rai management, according to Italian media.

Some of the works appear to have disappeared into thin air, while others were removed from walls and replaced by fakes, according to Il Messaggero and La Repubblica dailies.

Police did not immediately respond to a request for information from AFP.

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