Saturday, 21 July 2007
Dutch Museum auctions surplus art on EBay.
Part of the Dutch national art collection featuring some 1,000 paintings, statues, and other art objects has gone on sale through Internet auction site eBay.
The Institute Collection Netherlands (ICN) which manages part of the Netherland's national art treasures have listed the goods for auction.
Five museums are also taking part in the initiative which has sparked outrage among some of the artists whose work is up for sale.
Between now and October 1,000 works of art, at the rate of 50 a week, will by auctioned on eBay. Details on the works for sale can be found on the Dutch eBay site www.ebay.nl