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Norton Simon Museum

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Law

US Supreme Court declines to hear appeal on Nazi-looted art

Norton Simon Museum can keep two Lucas Cranach masterpieces

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Lucas Cranach the Elder

Goudstikker heir files petition for rare rehearing of Cranach claim

Marei von Saher asks an appeals court in California to reconsider her case against the Norton Simon Museum

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Lucas Cranach the Elder

Timeline: the legal battle over Cranach’s Adam and Eve

The events that led up to the US court's ruling in favour of the Norton Simon Museum after it was sued by the heir of Dutch dealer Jacques Goudstikker over ownership of the diptych

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Law

Norton Simon Museum can keep Nazi-looted Cranachs, US court rules

Decision should put decade-long legal battle between museum and heirs of art dealer Jacques Goudstikker "to rest"

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Cambodia

The US announces plans to to return more Khmer Cambodian artefacts, adding momentum to Cambodia's quest for restitution

Cambodian officials believe the last two looted works out of seven are in Denver Art Museum and the Cleveland Museum of Art

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Books

Books: The amazing and flamboyant career of the US collector Norton Simon

Collecting outside of the box

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Restitution

California’s controversial restitution bill

Move to make it easier for claimants to recover looted art is dividing the state

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Goudstikker

Norton Simon Museum of Art and Goudstikker heiress to go to court over fight for Cranachs

Marei von Saher claims they are Nazi loot, while Norton Simon believes it has legal title to the paintings

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Books

Lives of the collectors: Norton Simon and Hans Berggruen. Culture clash

Similar in many ways, the subjects of these two biographies present contrasting styles of operation in the art market

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Obituaries

Norton Simon, greatest of post-war collectors, dies

Simon's widow has announced that his art collection will remain at the museum in Pasadena