Tuesday, June 26, 2007


Wenzel Jacob was removed Monday as head of one of Germany's main museums, he
Federal Art Gallery in Bonn, after auditors accused the museum of wasting money on forecourt concerts and flying in celebrity guests. The state and federal governments, who own the museum, resolved Monday to withdraw his appointment as artistic director with immediate effect and terminate his contract from the end of this year, officials in Berlin said. The Gallery stages mainly special exhibitions with borrowed works of art.

Since its 1992 opening, its triumphs have included exhibitions of treasures from the Egyptian tomb of King Tutankhamun, the Aztecs, the Kremlin, the Vatican and the Guggenheim Collection.

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