Israeli Museums Brace for Rocket Attacks

November 20th, 2012

The Tel Aviv Museum of Art has relocated about 200 works of art into a fortified walk-in safe. The pieces that were moved include the museum’s roughly 100 works by relatives of Pieter Brueghel the Elder. The Ashdod Art Museum – Monart Center is protecting their 15 pieces by contemporary Israeli artist Tsibi Geva. These works are in an underground vault that is protected against rocket fire and biological weapons. The Eretz Israel Museum in Tel Aviv, however, believes such precautions are unnecessary. Likewise at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, the country’s most important museum for cultural property. “It’s business as usual,” commented director James Snyder.Read the article via NBC News