Persberichten

Rejection of two claims to Moeyaert painting

21 July 2016

THE HAGUE – The Restitutions Committee has advised the Minister of Education, Culture and Science to reject two claims to a painting by Claes Nicolaesz Moeyaert. Both recommendations have been adopted by the Minister.

Antique jewel to be returned to heir of Jewish art dealer

20 January 2016

THE HAGUE - The Restitutions Committee has advised Mrs. Bussemaker, Minister of Education, Culture and Science, to restitute to the heirs of the original Jewish owner, Kurt Walter Bachstitz, an antique jewel that was sold involuntarily during the Second World War. The Minister has accepted the recommendation.

Claim to painting in Museum Het Valkhof in Nijmegen granted

5 August 2015

THE HAGUE, 5 August 2015 – The Restitutions Committee has issued a binding opinion about a claim to a painting in Museum Het Valkhof in Nijmegen. The work concerned is a seventeenth-century panel by Christiaen Coeuershof depicting ‘The Riddle of Nijmegen’. The painting has to be returned to the heirs of the former Jewish owner.  

Ice boat Sperwer

15 July 2015

THE HAGUE - The Restitutions Committee has advised the Minister of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) to grant a claim to the ice boat Sperwer. The ice boat was stolen from its Jewish owner during the Second World War. The object currently belongs to the Dutch National Art Collection and is in the Zuiderzee Museum in Enkhuizen. The Minister has accepted the advice and the ice boat will be handed over to the former owner’s family. As far as the Restitutions Committee is concerned this is an exceptional case because this is the first time it has given advice about an application for the restitution of an antique means of transport.

Claim to Salomon Koninck painting rejected

26 March 2015

THE HAGUE - The Restitutions Committee advised the Minister of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) to reject a claim to a painting by Salomon Koninck in the Dutch National Art Collection. The Minister has accepted this recommendation.

Koenigs collection Kiev claim rejected

23 June 2014

THE HAGUE - The Restitutions Committee has advised Minister of Education, Culture and Science Jet Bussemaker to reject a claim to a part of the Koenigs collection which was returned from Kiev, Ukraine, in 2004. This advice has been accepted.

Paintings returned to Jewish art lover's heir

14 March 2014

THE HAGUE - The Restitutions Committee has advised Minister of Education, Culture and Science Jet Bussemaker to restitute to the Jewish owner's heir two paintings that were sold involuntarily during the Second World War. The Minister has accepted the advice.

Nazi looted art returned to daughter of jewish owner (II)

24 January 2014

THE HAGUE - The Restitutions Committee has advised Minister of Education, Culture and Science Jet Bussemaker to restitute a painting by Jan van Goyen in the Dutch National Art Collection to the daughter of its Jewish owner. The Minister has accepted the advice.

Koenigs collection claim rejected

10 December 2013

THE HAGUE - The Restitutions Committee has advised Minister of Education, Culture and Science Jet Bussemaker to let an earlier decision to reject the Koenigs claim stand. This advice has been accepted.
The advice issued on 12 November 2013 concerns 34 paintings and 37 drawings from the pre-war art collection of the banker Franz Wilhelm Koenigs. In the case of a few paintings it was not possible to ascertain with certainty they were in the collection, but it has been established for the majority of the artworks.