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Case study: theft of large jade bowl and porcelain sculpture from the Oriental Museum, Durham

These articles from BBC News, The Journal and ITV News discuss the theft of large jade bowl, dated to 1769, and Dehua porcelain sculpture from the Oriental Museum in Durham in April 2012. The thieves broke in at night by making a hole in a ground floor wall.

This case study is relevant to Accreditation requirement 2.8 Expert assessment of security arrangements: ‘The museum must obtain expert security advice for stored and exhibited collections at least every five years, and earlier if needed. It must plan to act on the advice over time.’

Clicking the links on this page will open these resources to view on the BBC News, The Journal and ITV News websites.

Date created: 2012

Author: BBC News, The Journal, ITV News

Publisher: BBC News, The Journal, ITV News