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A 'missed opportunity'? US seeks to return painting looted by Nazis to Ukraine

Questions are being raised about how the work ended up in the US and why such a public seizure is being pursued now

Panel urges return of Hitler’s Bellotto paintings to heirs of Jewish retail magnate

German advisory commission on Nazi-looted art says paintings in government collection should be restituted to the descendants of Max James Emden

German cathedral returns Nazi-looted Dutch Old Master to heirs

Dutch Square is one of many paintings the Bavarian state returned to the families of the looters instead of the original Jewish owners after the war

Signac painting in Gurlitt hoard identified as Nazi loot

Restitution discussions with descendants of Jewish owner are underway

Austrian exhibition to reveal story of Wolfgang Gurlitt, art dealer for the Nazis turned museum director

Lentos Kunstmuseum in Linz confronts the legacy of its controversial first director, cousin of Hildebrand Gurlitt

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Holocaust-era art restitution: more complex than you think

A rush to judgement has resulted in notable errors, with some "Nazi-looted" art having been purchased legally

European Parliament calls for restitution overhaul

Resolution includes proposals for database of looted art, support for provenance research and exemptions from statutes of limitations

Max Stern: dealer's heirs still fighting for looted art justice

With works from the forced liquidation of his gallery by the Nazis still regularly turning up in Germany, two current restitution claims by his heirs could have major ramifications for all those seeking to recover looted art

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

Dutch policy on Nazi-loot restitutions under fire

The “smallest and most chilling distinctions are being made in order to allow museums to keep their collections intact,” experts say

Exclusive interview with Edmund de Waal, plus Roma persecution

How artists fight persecution is explored with the artist and author of the Hare with Amber Eyes and Krzysztof Gil, who describes the chilling history of "Roma hunting". Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack and Aimee Dawson

Dusseldorf auction house returns Dutch seascape to heirs of Jewish art dealer Max Stern

Auctioneer Frank Hargesheimer compensates consignor, sees “moral duty” to restitute art lost due to Nazi persecution

The marathon legal battle over property confiscated by the Czech government

Aristocratic family has been fighting for the return of castles, palaces and art for the past 20 years

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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Tate’s director criticises government report on Nazi loot

Nicholas Serota says the document, which recommends the restitution of a Constable from the gallery’s collection, contains multiple inaccuracies

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Nazi loot claim for Tate’s Constable

Beaching a Boat, Brighton, has been claimed by the heirs of Baron Ferenc Hatvany

Israel steps up hunt for Nazi-looted art

Museums under pressure to research collections for Holocaust victims’ assets

Getting back art from Gurlitt’s hoard of Degenerate art

While the legal status of stolen or confiscated works is as yet unclear, there is hope for those who make claims for restitution

Ongoing Nazi loot restitution claims

A look at some of the artworks subject to ongoing international restitution claims


Collector Steven Brooks says Sotheby’s sold him Nazi art

Uncertainty over whether the work—once owned by Goering—was looted has apparently left it unsaleable

Getty Institute publishes Nazi auction data

Rise in restitution claims expected after launch of online German auction catalogues for 1930-45

Statues remain with Rijksmuseum as heirs’ Nazi loot claim rejected

The Dutch advisory committee on the assessment of restitution applications has rejected a claim for two sculptures by the 15th-century German artist Tilman Riemenschneider

Canada under pressure over potential Nazi loot

Montreal museum returns painting amid growing calls to fund provenance research and return disputed works


Bettina Looram dies

The last surviving child of Baron Alphonse von Rothschild, of the Austrian branch of that family, dies aged 88.

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The Dutch government gives up its claim on Nazi loot

The decision not to appeal cannot but weaken its claim to other war booty such as the Koenigs collection still held in Russia

French heirs sue Serbia over seized paintings

Works held at Belgrade National Museum are the subject of new restitution claim

Schiele restitution case could damage NY business, say dealers

The ruling in long-standing legal battle may threaten defence that a purchase was made in good faith

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We don’t own that Modigliani: restitution case faces legal dilemma

Nahmads say the contested painting belongs to another organisation