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Hidden Histories: The Disappearing Masterpiece

If you were asked to think of the Louvre in Paris and to think of a piece of artwork inside it, what would you think of? Most likely the Mona Lisa - the most renowned artwork in the world. But what you might not realise is that the Mona Lisa’s fame is derived in part from the fact that it was stolen on this day in 1911. That was one of many art heists of the 20th century, something we’re no strangers to here in Ireland, though the motivations were often very different. Gavan is joined by Donal Fallon for another episode of Hidden Histories to discuss.

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12.40 20 Aug 2023


Hidden Histories: The Disappearing Masterpiece


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12.40 20 Aug 2023


If you were asked to think of the Louvre in Paris and to think of a piece of artwork inside it, what would you think of?

Most likely the Mona Lisa - the most renowned artwork in the world. But what you might not realise is that the Mona Lisa’s fame is derived in part from the fact that it was stolen

on this day in 1911.

That was one of many art heists of the 20th century, something we’re no strangers to here in Ireland, though the motivations were often very different.

Gavan is joined by Donal Fallon for another episode of Hidden Histories to discuss.


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