Thieves stole in 2014 valuable painting by simply using the screwdriver. Now it's back with better security.
An Emil Nolde painting is once again in place in Ølstrup Church in Ringkøbing, after it has been stolen five years ago.
It writes the TV Midtvest.
According to the media, the painting was "Dinner in Emmaus" in the secret hung back in its place in the church on Thursday. Sunday it genindvies. This time with better security than the last.
- The can safely say, has been upgraded. We have probably one of Denmark's safest churches now. We have done what we could in order that history should not repeat itself, says Boe Hammelsvang, who is chairman of the parish council in Ølstrup Church, to the TV Midtvest.
"Dinner in Emmaus" was painted by Emil Nolde in 1904, and it is previously valued at ten million dollars. It was stolen in 2014 and appeared in January 2018, again in northern Germany. However, it was heavily damaged, and experts have had to fix it.
After the painting showed up again, told konservatortekniker at the national Museum Mikala Bagge, that the painting was in poor condition, but probably should get back to the church in the same condition as before.
- I had hoped that it was just taken out of the altar-piece and removed from the church. But it is clear that the thieves probably had a little hurry to get away with it, said konservatortekniker at the national Museum Mikala Bagge at that time to Ritzau.
At the national Museum has already restored Emil Noldes painting once before, when it was in the museum's hands back in 1980. Therefore konservatorerne had a report with pictures of the painting in originalstand to work from.
/ritzau/Updated Date: 01 December 2019, 17:00