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Hungary

Budapest’s green mayor puts brakes on €250m New National Gallery

Local politicians block construction on cultural quarter backed by right-wing government, citing “enormous impact on environment”

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Museums & Heritage

Hungary presses ahead with sprawling culture hub in Budapest city park

Vast collections centre for 300,000 objects inaugurated as construction continues on ambitious museums quarter for Hungarian capital

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Looting

Heirs of Baron Herzog continue battle for Nazi-looted art collection despite US Supreme Court dismissal

Decades-long case to reclaim works held in Hungary’s museums will now go through US District Court

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Books

The influence of Klimt in Central European art after the First World War

The adaptations and expansions of the Austrian painter in the nations of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire

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Openings

Budapest museum's Romanesque Hall returned to former glory

The Szepmuveszeti Muzeum restoration ushers in a series of ambitious art projects in Hungarian capital

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Sevso silver

Hungary takes control of half of Sevso silver

Budapest government strengthens claim for rest of long-disputed hoard after handing over €15m

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Restitution

Herzog’s heirs given go-ahead to pursue Hungary for Nazi loot

They seek to recover 32 looted works

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Censorship

After censorship row, what next in Hungary?

Brussels shows and Budapest appointment overshadowed by government’s hands-on cultural policy

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Sevso silver

Hungary wants to negotiate with Lord Northampton over Sevso silver

Based on its belief that the Sevso silver rightfully belongs to Hungary, the Hungarian government is seeking an out-of-court settlement with Lord Northampton

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Sevso silver

Questions arise surrounding legitimacy of items thought to be part of supposedly incomplete Sevso silver hoard

Documents seen by The Art Newspaper reveal that five bowls, 37 cups and 187 spoons were offered with the 14 pieces which make up the Roman treasure

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Sevso silver

Bonhams u-turns on no-sale of Sevso silver

Last month the auction house told us it would not sell the hoard, but now it says it might

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Sevso silver

Bonhams to show Sevso silver in first exhibition since its discovery

Scholars, curators, dealers and collectors have been invited to the private exhibition of the treasure known for its astonishing provenance

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Forgeries

Auction house faking incident spooks growing Hungarian art market

A leading collector believes many bogus works are circulating

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Restitution

Test case for restitution in Hungarian museums as claim on 11 paintings proceeds to appeal

The paintings seized by the Nazis, then the Communist government, may yet remain with the state

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Exhibitions

New Andy Warhol retrospective to tour Eastern Europe

The exhibition will visit Hungary, Greece, Russia and Estonia this year and Slovakia, Slovenia, Latvia and Croatia in 2001

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Looting

Restitution battles rage from Seattle to Paris to Budapest to New Zealand

Matisse Odalisque restored to the Rosenberg family

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Restitution

Co-ownership rejected by Budapest Museum of Fine Arts for alleged war loot

Montreal Museum maintains they bought the Vasari in good faith

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Restitution

The point of no return - Europe climbs on the restitution bandwagon

But the process has stalled as far as large-scale restitution between Russia and Germany is concerned

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Sevso silver

The Sevso silver remains in Manhattan storage as court discussions continue

Hungary's appeal of the verdict that was reached in spring awaits a decision