Ashmolean Theft

Liane speaks to Christopher Brown, Director of the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England. On New Year's Eve as revellers were celebrating the new millennium, thieves broke into the museum and stole a Paul Cezanne painting valued at some three million dollars... all in less than 10 minutes. While the painting is not one of Cezanne's masterpieces, it holds a very special place in the museum's history.

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