Tuesday, April 7, 2020
 

Richard Serra’s Qatar sculpture suffers major vandalism

“Vandalism of any kind to our public art, not only affects the community’s enjoyment of the piece but also harms Qatar’s cultural heritage,” Abdullatif Al Jasmi, the director of cultural heritage protection at Qatar Museums, said in a statement. Al Jasmi explained that the organization is working with partners to institute a new Cultural Heritage Law, “which will build on existing regulations to strengthen the protection of arts and culture in the country.”

The damage, which appears to be recent, will be cleaned up by Qatar Museums.

 

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