Berlin State Museums

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US Supreme Court agrees to hear Berlin museums' appeal in lawsuit over restitution of medieval treasures to Jewish heirs

Panel will consider museums' argument that a trial over rightful ownership of the Guelph Treasure cannot be heard in American courts

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Private collections

Berlin museums announce ‘painful’ end to loan of 'one of the world’s most outstanding contemporary art collections'

Prestigious private Flick collection, including works by Giacometti, Duchamp and Bruce Nauman, has been on loan to Berlin for 17 years

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Collectors

Berlin museums consider the Flick collection rejected by Zurich

The contemporary art belongs to the grandson of Nazi industrialist, Friedrich Flick

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Restitution

Berlin State Museums will restitute two works to family of concentration camp victim

The Van Gogh drawing and Hans von Marées painting were part of a large collection which was forcibly auctioned

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Berlin State Museums

New chief Klaus-Dieter Lehmann wants more autonomy for Berlin’s State Museums

The incoming chair of the Preussischer Kulturbesitz thinks change is needed, but collector Heinz Berggruen defends outgoing museum director’s record

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Collectors

A Berlin homecoming: Interview with collector Heinz Berggruen on his collection's new home

After leaving Berlin in 1937, Berggruen will be placing his collection - which will go on show this autumn - on a ten-year loan with the Berlin State Museums