Moscow’s Garage Museum of Contemporary Art is asking vigilant members of the public for their help to track down the gallery’s beloved feline mascot.
The ginger cat, also called Garage, has been a regular fixture at the museum for more than four years.
But the space announced last week that the cat had gone missing while taking a stroll in the capital’s Gorky Park, which has hosted the gallery since 2012. The cat is microchipped, leading many to still hope for his safe return.
“Guys, Garage the Cat hasn’t been seen in more than a week,” museum staff wrote on Instagram. “If you know anything about his whereabouts, please let us know.’
Feline staff members are a regular feature at many of Russia’s museums, with the Hermitage Museum cats in St Petersburg boasting their own press secretary and three human caretakers to manage their lifestyles as cultural celebrities.