Museum of Western & Eastern Art
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Gold jewellery and coins from early Black Sea civilisations are joined by a few Egyptian mummies at this under-visited museum.
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Museum of Western & Eastern Art information
Housed in a beautifully renovated (at least on the outside), mid-19th-century palace, the museum's star turn used to be one of 12 known versions (most likely not the original) of Caravaggio's brilliant painting The Taking of Christ . However, in July 2008 the canvas was cut from its frame in Ukraine's biggest art heist and only recovered by police two years later. Lately, the Western collection was kept out of sight because of ongoing renovations, but its highlights have now been returned to the exhibition halls. The Eastern Art section has displays of porcelain and other artwork, mostly from Japan, China, Tibet and India.