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Odesa Museum of Fine Arts Damaged in Bombing

On Monday the Odesa Fine Arts Museum suffered extensive damage from aerial strikes that cracked walls, blew out windows, did harm to art works and left an enormous crater in front of the building. The museum has one of the most extensive collections of art from Ukraine, Russia and other countries and regions.

The collection of more than 12,000 pieces of art was evacuated to a safe place as soon as the war began in February 2022, using a protocol developed by the Prado Museum during the Spanish Civil War.