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Plant from Las Vegas gunman’s garden is at the centre of anti-gun exhibition in New York

The Austrian artist Martin Roth says the aim is to create a space to discuss violence in the US and help visitors, including school children, take action

Vienna museum director calls for time limit on Nazi-loot restitution claims

But critics say the focus should be on how provenance research can be carried out efficiently and rapidly

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Leonard Lauder’s Klimt landscape belongs to me, says heir of Nazi victim

Georges Jorisch is represented by Randol Schoenberg, the lawyer who last year won his eight-year case against Austria for the return of five Klimts to California resident Maria Altman

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Nazi war loot held in Austrian museums to be sold if unclaimed

The database of all art with questionable provenance is now online

Struggles continue over Klimt Nazi-loot lawsuit

Maria Altmann had urged an earlier trial date while in dispute with Austrian government

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A portrait, person by person, item by item, of a society wiped out

This important book gives a full documentation for the Jewish art collectors of Vienna whose goods and lives were targeted by the Nazis

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Austria can be sued in the US over Nazi-loot case, Supreme Court says

The Justices rule six to three in favour of Maria Altmann. She can now pursue her case in American courts

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Oral arguments begin in Supreme Court Klimt case

The Bush administration argues that Austria cannot be sued in a US court because it would interfere with foreign relations

Maria Altmann's Holocaust restitution case against Austria will be heard by the US Supreme Court

An American citizen is claiming six Klimts from the Nationalgalerie in Vienna alleged to have been seized from her uncle by the Nazis and then unlawfully retained by Austria after the war

Austrian court orders seizure of Nazi-looted Schiele

Heirs will have to sue for the painting, which is currently being held at Dorotheum

Austria’s 15th digital arts festival

This year’s 15th Ars Electronica, the Austrian digital arts competition, is as strong as ever, despite the fact that the digital revolution has been going through its first real crisis

Counsels of very grudging justice: Austrian government divided on restitution claims

The Austrian Parliament decided that full restitution should be made to victims of the Nazis and to those who had been coerced into giving works after 1945 to the museums - but the advisory council has twice taken its own, negative, line

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New York Court of Appeals rules that Schiele paintings must be returned to Leopold Foundation

The paintings are claimed to have been stolen from their rightful owners during the Nazi annexation of Austria

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Mahler-Werfel restitution case revived, and put on hold

The council on looted art has postponed its decision on whether to return five paintings in the Oesterreiches Galerie to the granddaughter of Alma Mahler-Werfel

Restitution round-up: France, Austria, Italy, and Germany

Recent developments in the restitution of looted artworks

Andy Warhol exhibition to open in Vienna

“Andy Warhol: A Factory”, Kunsthalle at Karlplatz, Vienna, 5 February-2 May

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Christie’s to auction unclaimed works of art confiscated from Austrian Jews by the Nazis

8,000 works stored for over forty years in the medieval monastery at Mauerbach

Austrian support for the Kurds leads to friction over archaeology

Austrian support for the Kurds leads to friction over archaeology

Austria to the aid of the Croatian heritage as war rages

Old historical ties revived as the Kunsthistorisches Museum, with government blessing, devises a conservation package

The Warburg Institute: A Personal Memoir

In 1933 Nazism, drove a band of original and profound scholars to settle in Britain. Out of these elements grew the world famous Institute, whose approach to the past has incomparably enriched the understanding of art. Will the 1990s see this living intellectual force stifled by British government meanness and philistinism?