COVID-19 pandemic

The Restitution Expertise Centre of the NIOD conducts independent historical research in restitution cases at the request of the Restitutions Committee.  Studying original sources in archives and other institutions is an essential part of this research. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic access to archives and other institutions in the Netherlands and other countries has been limited or non-existent. This situation is expected to continue. Consequently the research by the Expertise Centre takes more time than usual. The Expertise Centre will try to limit any delays as much as possible.