Sao Paulo Museum of Art In Trouble, Once Again


Forget what we said the other day about the trouble finally dying down at the Sao Paulo Museum of Art. After recovering the two paintings stolen in the lamest art theft ever, the NY Times is reporting that the museum is now facing threats by the government for a bevy of unrelated, incredible problems. We say incredible because it’s all really, truly mind-boggling.

In court proceedings, the authorities contend that the museum has been operating for 40 years without formal permission from the city, the police and the fire service. Mariza Schiavo Tucunduva, a state official in charge of health and safety, said a recent inspection had shown that the fire system was not operating, extinguishers were missing, and exits were not clearly marked. “There is an imminent risk to the life and health of museum visitors as well as to the priceless historic and cultural heritage that the institution’s collection represents,” Ms. Tucunduva said. The museum asserted in a statement that it was the safest in the country.

So we can assume, by this, that all the other museums in the country are currently on fire, are being shot at, or are possessed by demons?