Nazi loot

German cathedral returns Nazi-looted Dutch Old Master to heirs

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

Art market

European Parliament calls for restitution overhaul

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

Fakes & copies

Nuremberg prosecutor seizes 63 Hitler works from auction house on forgery suspicions

Twenty-six of the seized works were to be auctioned at Auktionshaus Weidler tomorrow


'A moment of total crisis in Europe' prompted Edmund de Waal to sell his prized netsuke collection

The artist and author tells The Art Newspaper podcast about his motives behind selling the Japanese figures and lending them back to Vienna—the city from which his family fled


How Nazi-commissioned tapestries ended up in the Louvre’s collection

An exhibition of 100 masterpieces from the Gobelins manufactory reveals a complicated repatriation after the Second World War


The tortuous story of Gustav Klimt’s Nazi-looted, 100ft-wide Beethoven Frieze uncovered

New book exploring work's provenance is a must-read for those interested in the contentious field of art restitution

Art law

Norton Simon Museum can keep Nazi-looted Cranachs, US court rules

Decision should put decade-long legal battle between museum and heirs of art dealer Jacques Goudstikker "to rest"