Published on 02/12/2024 11:54
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Climate: what do activists risk after the damage to works of art?
In many museums, climate activists are attacking works of art to make their demands heard. What do they risk for their actions? – (Franceinfo)
In many museums, climate activists are attacking works of art to make their demands heard. What do they risk for their actions?
“Spring” of Monet was covered in soup, Saturday February 10r,din a museum in Lyon (Rhône). Two weeks earlier at the Louvre in Paris, the “Mona Lisa” by Leonardo da Vinci suffered the same fate. Climate activists are attacking works of art to make their demands heard. What do the perpetrators of these actions risk, and how can museums protect themselves? Security measures have been strengthenedés at the entrance to the Grévin museum in Paris. Each visitor is searched, and recently, certain products have been monitored, in particular “tomato sauce products” or “jam products”.
Ten years ago, a statue of Vladimir Putin was destroyed by a FEMEN activist. Since then, the budget devoted to security has doubled. After a throw at a painting by Monnet, a German museum forces visitors to leave their personal belongingsls dans a locker room. In France, the penalty for damaging a work of art can be up to 7 years in prison and a fine of 100,000 euros. In realityé, lhe authors are rarely condemned, because the targeted paintings are often protected. “The idea is not to damage, we know that there are windows. The objective is to interruptSher”comments Catalina, member of Riposte Alimentaire.