Persberichten

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.

Nazi looted art returned to daughter of jewish owner

28 August 2013

THE HAGUE - The Restitutions Committee has advised the Minister for Education, Culture and Science (OCW) Jet Bussemaker to return three ceramic dishes from the National Art Collection to the daughter of the Jewish owner. The Minister has accepted this recommendation.

Opinions regarding claims to paintings in four Dutch museums

8 May 2013

THE HAGUE – The Restitutions Committee has published four binding expert opinions regarding claims to paintings in Dutch museums. The works in question are Dune Landscape with Deer Hunt by Gerrit Claesz Bleker in the Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem, Madonna and Child with Wild Roses by Jan van Scorel in the Centraal Museum in Utrecht, Christ and the Samaritan Woman at the Well by Bernardo Strozzi in Museum de Fundatie in Heino/Wijhe and River View with Mooring by Maerten Fransz van der Hulst in the Groninger Museum’s collection. The last of these paintings must be returned to the grandchildren of the heir of the former owner, Richard Semmel. The other three paintings do not have to be returned.

Application for restitution of 188 paintings from Katz claim rejected

24 January 2013

The Dutch Advisory Committee on the Assessment of Restitution Applications for Items of Cultural Value and the Second World War has advised Minister Jet Bussemaker of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science to almost entirely reject a claim for restitution of 189 works of art from the Dutch National Art Collection. After conducting an investigation, the Restitutions Committee concludes that the conditions for restitution have not been met. One exception is the painting Man with a high cap by Ferdinand Bol, regarding which the Committee recommends restitution.

Positive decision on claimed Jan Steen to heirs of Mautner

24 January 2013

The Hague, 24 January 2013 - The Advisory Committee on the Assessment of Restitution Applications for Items of Cultural Value and the Second World War has advised Minister Jet Bussemaker of Education, Culture and Science to return a painting by Jan Steen, which is currently in the Dutch National Collection, to the former owner’s heirs. The Minister has adopted this recommendation.

Restitution of Van Brekelenkam painting from the National Art Collection

24 January 2013

The Hague, 24 January 2013 - The Advisory Committee on the Assessment of Restitution Applications for Items of Cultural Value and the Second World War has advised Minister Jet Bussemaker of Education, Culture and Science to return a painting that the Jewish banker Adolf Arnhold sold when fleeing from the Nazis. The Minister has adopted this recommendation.

Rijksmuseum to retain Riemenschneider sculptures

17 January 2013

THE HAGUE, 17 January 2013 - The Restitutions Committee has advised the Minister for Education, Culture and Science to reject a claim to two Tilman Riemenschneider sculptures. The Minister has adopted this recommendation.