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The Accident at Van Gogh Museum

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The Accident at Van Gogh Museum

This handout made available by the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, on Thursday Nov. 29, 2018, shows an image of 15 year old Theo van Gogh, originally thought to be of his brother Vincent van Gogh. One of only two known photos of Vincent van Gogh turns out to most likely be an image of his brother, Theo, the Van Gogh Museum announced Thursday. (Van Gogh Museum via AP)

This handout made available by the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, on Thursday Nov. 29, 2018, shows an image of 15 year old Theo van Gogh, originally thought to be of his brother Vincent van Gogh. One of only two known photos of Vincent van Gogh turns out to most likely be an image of his brother, Theo, the Van Gogh Museum announced Thursday. (Van Gogh Museum via AP)

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This handout made available by the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, on Thursday Nov. 29, 2018, shows an image of 15 year old Theo van Gogh, originally thought to be of his brother Vincent van Gogh. One of only two known photos of Vincent van Gogh turns out to most likely be an image of his brother, Theo, the Van Gogh Museum announced Thursday. (Van Gogh Museum via AP)

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This handout made available by the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, on Thursday Nov. 29, 2018, shows an image of 15 year old Theo van Gogh, originally thought to be of his brother Vincent van Gogh. One of only two known photos of Vincent van Gogh turns out to most likely be an image of his brother, Theo, the Van Gogh Museum announced Thursday. (Van Gogh Museum via AP)

Janessa Leal, Writer

Have you ever heard about the beautiful museums in Amsterdam? If you haven’t, let me tell you. In my opinion, Amsterdam has some the most beautiful museums in the world. They range from the Anne Frank House to art museums.  My favorite museum in the world is the Vincent Van Gogh museum, which contains some of his best work and a backstory on the artist himself.

But a little earlier in this year, a Dutch programmer raised questions about a picture they had of Vincent at the age of 13. The museum launched a investigation on this picture after the programmer said that maybe it wasn’t even Vincent.  After the investigation, the museum had found out that the picture of Van Gogh was actually a picture of his brother Theo.

The museum only had what they thought to be two pictures of Van Gogh, but now with this new information, they now only have one picture of the artist himself. They have a picture of the young Vincent at the age of 19 years old.

The museum said that it was kind of a disappointed, but they were happy to find more history about things in their museum, they were also happy that they weren’t spreading false information about Van Gogh. I am super pleased that this problem has been resolved, and maybe sometime in the future I can go visit the museum myself.  If you are interested, you can see this museum online at https://www.vangoghmuseum.nl/en.

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