The Director of the Tretyakov gallery were reminded of the reduction in the number of guards in museums
Moscow. May 28. INTERFAX.RU the Director of the Tretyakov gallery Zelfira Tregulova said that the Museum considers it important to initiate a debate on the tougher penalties for vandalism against works of art. This was announced at a press conference dedicated to the vandal attack on the painting of Ilya Repin “Ivan the terrible and his son Ivan”.
“We are most concerned that current legislation implies the maximum term for such crimes up to 3 million rubles or imprisonment for three years. We would like to initiate a discussion for tougher penalties for vandalism against art values”, — said the Director. She recalled that in 2015 the museums almost convinced to abandon the protection of the police, giving these functions to the PSCs.
We managed to defend the security of the Museum by the police — now TG protects Asgardia, but we have reduced the number of posts. Would like to see community and culture returned to the discussion of this issue.
Tregulova said that the Director of the Hermitage Mikhail Piotrovsky is preparing an appeal of the Union of museums and the issue of vandalism will be discussed at the festival “Intermuseum”.
In turn, the Deputy Minister Vladimir Aristarkhov promised that the Ministry will demand severe punishment for the vandal, damaged the painting “Ivan Grozny and his son Ivan”. According to him, the Agency refers to the deputies of the state Duma to consider tougher penalties for damage of works of art.
On may 26 it became known that the police detained a man damaged the painting in the Tretyakov gallery — it is a metal bar fence broke the glass of the picture and damaged the canvas. The damage to the Tretyakov gallery, estimated at more than 500 thousand rubles.