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Florence bombing

From: Walter Henry <whenry>
Date: Thursday, May 27, 1993
A carbomb exploded at about 1 o'clock Thursday morning outside the
Uffizi. Both the Uffizi and the Palazzo Vecchio have been seriously
damaged and according to the Uffizi director Anna Maria Petrioli Tofani,
the museum will be closed for months.

According to the AP release, "Among the paintings destroyed were
Gherardo Delle Notti's "Birth of Christ" and Bartolomeo Manfredi's
"Buonaventura" and "Ciclo Viti." More than 20 paintings and statues were
damaged. 'Some lost arms, some lost legs,' she told reporters, but said
all could be repaired." Many of the most important paintings were
protected by bulletproof glass.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 6:63
                  Distributed: Thursday, May 27, 1993
                        Message Id: cdl-6-63-001
Received on Thursday, 27 May, 1993

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