Italy Cancels Botticelli Loan to Israel in Light of Potential War in Syria

September 11th, 2013

Sandro Botticelli, The Annunciation of San Martino alla Scala, via HaaretzAs tensions mount in the Middle East over a potential war with Syria, the Italian government has cancelled a museum loan that would have sent Botticelli’s The Annunciation of San Martino alla Scala to the Israel Museum.  The Italian Ministry of Culture has cited logistic and safety concerns regarding the work, and expressed hope that the work would soon be exhibited in Jerusalem.

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