National Maritime Museum

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Acquisitions

Acquisitions round-up: flag and sledge from British polar expedition saved from leaving UK

Our pick of the latest gifts and purchases to enter international museum collections

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Restitution

Germans call for return of paintings in the National Maritime Museum seized by British troops

The London museum has turned down two previous requests for restitution

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Looted art

Revealed: six paintings in Maritime Museum were seized by British troops from Nazi Germany

Last month we reported that a Nazi picture in the London gallery was taken by British soldiers at the end of World War II. We have now discovered that other works of art were also removed

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Art market

Tribunal rules in favour of disclosing price of Conrad Shawcross piece

After initially refusing , the true price was eventually disclosed

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Art theft

Thefts from UK national museums. Question in Parliament uncovers extensive losses

13 paintings from the National Maritime Museum, a £100,000 chest from the British Museum, and a Burne-Jones panel from the V&A are some of the items stolen