Catherine Hickley

Berlin gallery fights eviction by property company majority-owned by billionaire art patron Nicolas Berggruen

Semjon H.N. Semjon has occupied the property in the city's Mitte district for 21 years and has launched a legal challenge against his landlord

Gerhard's Geburtstag: Richter to mark 90th birthday by curating exhibition of his work in Dresden

The Albertinum show brings together works from the artist's personal collection with museum loans, including portraits of his wife and children

Museum devoted to George Grosz to open in a former Berlin petrol station

The privately funded museum is to be led by Ralph Jentsch, the managing director of the Grosz estate

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Berlin artists protest against Tempelhof airport’s new ‘Kunsthalle’

The temporary space’s inaugural exhibition of works by the French artist Bernar Venet opened at the weekend

Accused of 'cancel culture', Dresden museums defend renaming works

The Dresden State Art Collections (SKD) has altered 143 work titles since 2020, a decision that has been met with resistance by Germany's right-wing political parties

Berlin's 'hidden museum' that championed forgotten women artists closes down after almost 40 years

Das Verborgene Museum is passing on its archive and research mission to the Berlinische Galerie

Germany returns Nazi-looted, Dutch Golden Age painting to Jewish dealer's heir—but more than 800 works are still missing

Ice Skating by Adam van Breen was acquired by Hermann Göring, Adolf Hitler’s second-in-command, and bequeathed to the city of Trier’s museum in 1987

Van Ham auction house to sell inventory of insolvent Galerie Michael Schultz

Schultz, who died last month, was arrested in 2019 on suspicion he cheated customers

Austria sets up expert panel to develop guidelines for repatriating colonial loot

Committee led by Jonathan Fine of Vienna’s Weltmuseum may pave the way for new legislation

Cameroonian provenance researchers denied visas for Munich conference

The researchers are investigating the origins of 200 artefacts from Cameroon at Munich’s Museum Fünf Kontinente

Decolonising museums, embracing 'Green Culture' and boosting arts funding: Germany’s new culture minister reveals plans

Claudia Roth says she will rethink Humboldt Forum and set up a central “green culture” desk in the country

Nigeria seeks to calm tensions over return of Benin bronzes

Government museums body takes control of repatriated artefacts after ruler of Benin challenges new trust set up to unify Nigerian claimants

Berlin art dealer suspected of cheating clients has died

Michael Schultz was arrested in 2019 but died before he could be prosecuted

Austria takes first step to return artefacts from colonial era

Though country was not a colonial power, major museums in Vienna have acquisitions of colonial goods

One of the world's biggest collections of German Expressionism heads to auction

Hermann Gerlinger had been loaning his 1,000 works to museums, but will now sell them through Munich-based auction house Ketterer Kunst

Belgium plans to hand back colonial loot to DR Congo

New law will set up expert commission to sift through thousands of objects at the Royal Museum for Central Africa

Hamburg shows its Benin artefacts before restituting them to Nigeria

Ethnological museum in the port city has one of Germany's largest collections of Benin treasures

Swiss parliament urged to take action on Nazi-looted art amid Kunsthaus Zurich controversy

Zurich museum's displays of the collection of arms dealer Emil Georg Bührle have prompted criticism and a national debate

National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC plans to return looted Benin cockerel to Nigeria

The museum is “eager to work with the relevant parties in Nigeria” to restitute the sculpture

Germany launches online portal for museum objects acquired in the colonial era

So far 25 institutions have contributed 8,000 entries; the plan is to expand it and translate it into several languages

A portrait of power: photographer traces Angela Merkel’s ascent in new book and show

A new publication and forthcoming exhibition explore Herlinde Koelbl’s chronicle of the extraordinary 30-year political career of Germany’s first woman chancellor

Claudia Roth, a former Green party leader and rock band manager, named German culture minister

The women's and gay rights campaigner brings extensive political experience to a position that has gained in stature under the incumbent Monika Grütters

Germany’s incoming government plans to improve Nazi-looted art restitution

Proposals include eliminating statutes of limitation for claims, creating a central court for cases and strengthening the advisory commission

Three looted Palmyra sculptures seized in Geneva freeport return to Syria

The two funerary reliefs and the head of a priest were exhibited at the Musée d’art et d’histoire in Geneva in 2017

Blockbuster Vermeer exhibition forced to close as Germany faces fourth coronavirus wave

German health minister warns that by the end of the winter, everyone will be “vaccinated, recovered or dead”

Colonial loot restitution debate enters UK parliament with new committee on African reparations

An all-party parliamentary group headed by the MP for Streatham aims to “start a discussion and educate people”

Oxford University lists 145 looted Benin objects in collections

The director of the Pitt Rivers Museum says the report is a step in the restitution process

Skateboarders fight back against Berlin Neue Nationalgalerie ban

Museum says ban protects the building and sculptures—but has attracted criticism for ostracising younger generation

Berlin museum acquires vast collection of antisemitic objects amassed by German man who helped Jewish people hide from Nazis

Wolfgang Haney, who died in 2017, assembled 15,000 postcards, leaflets, photographs and more bearing witness to the persecution of Jewish people

Humboldt Forum to remove medallion honouring far-right donor

Ehrhardt Bödecker’s family requested the removal after his “militaristic, anti-democratic and in some respects, radically right-wing and antisemitic” views became public