Persberichten

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.

Restitutions committee advises on two claims to looted art (RC 1.115-B/RC 3.129)

18 September 2012

The Restitutions Committee is announcing two new recommendations on claims to looted art. Both claims concern objects from the former property of the Gutmann family. In a dispute about a grisaille by Jacob de Wit in the Drents Museum, the Committee has deemed that the museum does not have to return this work of art to the family. In addition, the Committee also recommends that the Minister for Education, Culture and Science rejects the claim to a sixteenth-century dish.

Restitutions Committee issues recommendation on two claims to looted art

25 May 2012

THE HAGUE – The Restitutions Committee is publishing two recommendations that it issued recently, advising the State Secretary for Education, Culture and Science (OCW) to return a 17th-century chest to an heir of the original owner. The State Secretary has adopted the recommendations.

Press release RC 1.99

29 November 2010

RESTITUTIONS COMMITTEE ADVISES RETURNING A PAINTING BY VAN DE VELDE 

The Restitutions Committee has advised the State Secretary for Education, Culture and Science (OCW) 
concerning a claim to a looted work of art. The Committee advises granting the claim to the painting Winter Landscape by Jan van de Velde II from the Rijksmuseum collection.