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Museums & Heritage

Germany's Holocaust memorial sites fight against surge in far-right threats

Former concentration camps are being increasingly drawn into culture wars by “normal-looking” people challenging guides and disrupting tours

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Restitution

US Supreme Court agrees to hear Berlin museums' appeal in lawsuit over restitution of medieval treasures to Jewish heirs

Panel will consider museums' argument that a trial over rightful ownership of the Guelph Treasure cannot be heard in American courts

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Nazi loot

US government recommends that the Supreme Court hear German museums’ appeal on Guelph Treasure claim

The solicitor general’s recent filing suggests the Nazis’ looting of Jewish collections in Germany was a domestic rather than international crime

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Law

The US Supreme Court’s silence on Nazi art theft fails Holocaust survivors

Last week’s decision to reject an appeal over the ownership of Picasso’s The Actor was a missed opportunity to clarify the limitations of the 2016 HEAR Act

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Controversies

German art activists apologise for upsetting Holocaust survivors with monument containing human remains

Centre for Political Beauty concedes “mistakes,” says it will veil monument

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Controversies

Art activists anger Holocaust survivors with Berlin monument containing ashes

Centre for Political Beauty says action targets conservatives open to allying with far right

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Nazi loot

Holocaust-era art restitution: more complex than you think

A rush to judgement has resulted in notable errors with some "Nazi-looted" art having been purchased legally

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Podcast

A monument to the Holocaust in textile: Anni Albers’s Six Prayers

On this week’s podcast, we hear about the solemn memorial at the heart of Tate Modern’s survey of the Bauhaus artist

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Law

Legal battle over Met's famous Picasso reignited by estate

The museum stands by its ownership of The Actor, which it says was never in the hands of Nazis

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Law

Claim on Guelph Treasure can go to trial in US federal court

Lawyers for the Prussian Cultural Foundation argued that it was not “genocide” when the objects were sold in 1935

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Law

New York judge orders two Schiele works sent to Christie’s, where they could be auctioned

But the watercolours are currently at the centre of a closely watched restitution lawsuit

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Art market

London dealer ordered to return Egon Schiele works worth $5m to heirs of Holocaust victims

Heirs's attorney describes ruling as step closer to recovering "largest mass-theft in history," but Richard Nagy plans to appeal

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Artist interview

Interview with Jane and Louise Wilson: Stanley Kubrick’s photographs brought to life

The sisters had access to the late film-maker’s huge archive and focused on a film about the Holocaust which never got made

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March 2008

Two new Holocaust memorials for Berlin

Parliament approves final budgets for monuments to homosexuals and Roma and Sinti people murdered by the Nazis

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Artist interview

Interview with Anselm Kiefer: “Expectations are always unfulfilled”

Anselm Kiefer on leaving his studio of 15 years, the commercialisation of art and why the Holocaust still matters

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Provenance research

1933-1948—the dangerous years: how Sotheby's check art for tainted provenance

A Sotheby’s lawyer describes the work of its provenance research team

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Restitution

Books: Restitution justice, American style

Two books reveal the complexities involved in restitution

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Provenance research

German museums commit themselves to provenance research concerning supposed Nazi loot

The younger generation has asked tough questions and come up with some answers

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Provenance research

"The AAM guide to provenance research" by Nancy Yeide, Konstantin Akinsha and Amy Walsh

A guide on how to best investigate provenance with specific emphasis on the specialist problems of the Holocaust-era, solvable using provenance research

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Holocaust

Can drawings produced in concentration camps be works of art or are they Holocaust documents?

A new exhibition looks at works produced by artists while detained by the Nazis

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Provenance research

“The Jewish people should be heirs to heirless art” says Knesset member, as plans are made to return Nazi-loot to rightful owners

Christie’s and Sotheby’s to help with provenance research projects

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Exhibitions

Should the new Holocaust gallery be a permanent feature of this museum?

The Imperial War Museum's exhibition is intended as a reminder of past evil

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September 1999

A wound still festering at the heart of Germany

Parliament has finally voted to build Berlin's memorial to the Holocaust

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Restitution

Much piety and hot air at Washington Conference on Holocaust Era Assets

No binding agreements were reached and little effect on restitution is expected

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Nazi loot

Goodman restitution case settled out of court

Disputed Degas to go to the Art Institute of Chicago

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Exhibitions

Breughel-Breughel exhibition marred as family battles over gallery established with funds of Nazi Alfried Krupp

The Krupps go to war again

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Art market

Christie’s to auction unclaimed works of art confiscated from Austrian Jews by the Nazis

8,000 works stored for over forty years in the medieval monastery at Mauerbach

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Restitution

Swiss bank accounts trace Nazi art deals

Newly declassified records track the deposit of Nazi assets in Swiss banks—they include references to works of art

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Post-war

Fifty years ago: looking at the art and artists of 1945

Peace was celebrated in Europe fifty years ago. As The Art Newspaper reaches its fiftieth issue this month, we look at the art of a war-torn world

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Books

Books: Spiegelman's comics come to MoMA

Maus, the highly successful re-telling of the Holocaust, uses mice, cats and pigs as the protagonists