Monday, October 24, 2011

Thou shalt not steal

Former curator David James, ancient islamic painting. (RTÉ)
"The caretaker" presented by the Irish Radio RTÉ Radio 1 would be a simple whodunnit story, if there wasn't for the author and producer Liam O'Brien. They tell us the story of Ireland's biggest ever insider theft from a cultural institution, the Chester Beatty Library in Dublin, famous for its huge collections of islamic artifacts dating as far back as 2700 BC. It is an artistic tale of theft and deception, and still it is a whodunnit.
(The thief? No. No spoiler this time.)

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