Sculpture heist from the CSIRO on Limestone Ave

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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a stolen sculpture from the CSIRO on Limestone Avenue, Campbell.

Between 9 pm Thursday (October 16) and 3pm Friday (October17) a sculpture, which is located to the left of the main building, was damaged and half the sculpture stolen.

The sculpture is titled Il grande ascolto (the great listening) and was sculpted by a well-known Italian artist named Arnaldo Pomodoro.

The sculpture consists of two large bronze discs, approximately 80cm in diameter each, mounted beside each other on a bronze base, facing opposite directions. The sculpture has been in-situ since 1970.

A staff member noticed on Friday that one of the discs was missing and alerted management.

The sculpture is valued in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Anyone with information about the stolen sculpture is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

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