Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Gold Native Indian Artwork Stolen From Museum

Sometime late on Friday night May 23, thieves broke into the Museum of Anthropology at University of British Columbia in Vancouver and stole artwork including about $2 million dollars worth of gold native Indian pieces created by the late Bill Reid. Bill Reid was one of Canada's most celebrated artists with important pieces on display at the Vancouver International airport, Canadian embassy in Washington and even the artwork on Canada's $20 bill. It was realized that these pieces were missing early on the Saturday morning.

The thieves also took some Mexican gold plated pieces in addition to the Native Indian artwork that is prominently displayed at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC. Officials stated that this theft may have been the work of some collector who knew what he wanted and was willing to turn to crime to get what he wanted.

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