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Vincent van Gogh’s iconic painting is under quarantine in Japan

01 Mar 2020
This picture taken on 25 February 2019 shows the painting De Zonnebloemen (The Sunflowers) by Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh hung on its place in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. (AFP)
This picture taken on 25 February 2019 shows the painting De Zonnebloemen (The Sunflowers) by Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh hung on its place in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. (AFP)
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Updated 01 Mar 2020
01 Mar 2020

Arab News

Japan’s Ministry of Culture has issued a two-week closure of all national art museums, with Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers painting from one of the Post-Impressionist painter’s most famous series part of the quarantine in Tokyo.

Van Gogh’s Sunflowers painting, which was on its way from London’s National Gallery, was set to be the major highlight of an exhibition, “Masterpieces from the National Gallery, London,” March 3 at Tokyo’s National Museum of Western Art.

The museum planned to showcase over 60 featured works, the largest selection of London’s National Gallery’s paintings to tour internationally.

“We are consulting closely with our partners…we hope that the exhibition will be able to open on 17 March 2020, or as soon as possible after that,” the London museum said in a statement.

Many famous artworks will remain in Japan’s museum quarantine for the time being, with an extended closure expected.

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