The likes of George Clooney and Brad Pitt might make it look pretty easy to walk into a casino and escape with $150m, but penetrating the world’s most secure museums and banks to steal priceless gems is, on paper, almost impossible. Yet, they happen every few years and even if the culprits are eventually caught – the gems rarely are. So, how is it that there are so many successful attempts at stealing diamonds? The answer, many people think, is to have someone on the inside, as all but one of these heists illustrate. [Read more…]
What do you see in these marvelous photos? You see a room in the Guggenheim Museum that is filled to the brim with 100,000 $1 bills. The money is actually a honorarium that artist Hans-Peter_Feldmann won for for significant achievement in contemporary art. This is known as the Biennal Hugo Boss Prize. He thought it would be a unique gesture for the museum to actually see how much money that is.
What do you get when you combine deep-sea diving and sculptures? Answer: an enormous underwater museum. Sculptor Jason de Caires Taylor has turned a part of the National Marine Park of Cancun in Mexico into a beautiful sea attraction. His creation is said to be the largest underwater sculpture museum in the world with about 400 cement sculptures.