Ex-Director of the Lviv gallery denies the loss of early printed books

At a press conference held today in Lviv, the new Director of the Lviv national gallery of arts, Taras Wozniak said about the disappearance of nearly one hundred old books. The previous Director Larisa Woznicka denies it. It is reported Depo.Lions.

«As a Director I think this is a faked attack on the good name of Boris Voznytsky G. (father Woznicki, who led the gallery about 50 years; right now the gallery is named after him. — ed.) and partly on me,» said Woznicka.

As informs the edition, Woznicka noted that this matter should be dealt with law enforcement and she is ready to help them. According to her, last summer, when he reconciles all of the collection was in place.

Taras Wozniak, who led the gallery in the fall of 2016, States that the audit revealed no 95 Cyrillic early printed books and manuscripts.

«This case is far from ordinary. We checked only Cyrillic printed books. Haven’t checked all of Latin printed books, and books of the 19th century… We found the lack of only 95 Cyrillic early printed books. Also found two manuscripts and found some evidence of replacement of exhibits», — quotes the Director of the gallery Depo.Lions.

According to him, the value of old books on the black market can reach tens of millions of dollars. The Museum turned to the National police and the Prosecutor’s office.

Recall, January 4, it became known that in Lviv art gallery lost 95 unique books and two manuscripts. The cost of the loss, which was discovered as a result of check, the black market is estimated at tens of millions of dollars, reported the press service of the institution.

Ex-Director of the Lviv gallery denies the loss of early printed books 05.01.2017

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