It’s pretty embarrassing. The excitement about the Zurich Kunsthaus and his extremely questionable handling of the collection of the arms manufacturer Emil Bührle subsided, then the next faux pas follows: Two pictures from the old master inventory are missing, the museum announced on Tuesday. The works, whose absence was noticed at the beginning of 2023, are “untraceable”, a theft can no longer be ruled out, which is why the police have now started investigations. Museum director Ann Demeester, who only took over the management of the house in October, was “shocked”. Because, particularly stupid: the two missing pictures do not belong to the Kunsthaus, but are on permanent loan.