Very good news

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Not everything is bad news in the cultural policy in Portugal. The Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga saw an opportunity and grabbed it. A bit of luck – as the piece failed to sell in July – gave the museum time to find the funds to acquire through Sotheby’s a notable bust of a notable Portuguese historical figure – the philosopher Diogo de Paiva de Andrade. Rescued from the ruins of the Church of Graca, found its way to the collections of the Marqueses de Pombal and was sold in London in 1997. Now it has found a very appropriate home. Truly good news.

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