24 February 2015


Gurlitt Munich Art Trove Matisse Restitution Delayed

There seems to be no end in sight for the saga of Cornelius Gurlitt’s ‘Munich Art Trove’. The collection was originally collated by Cornelius Gurlitt’s father, Hildebrand Gurlitt. Gurlitt senior was one of four art dealers entrusted with selling so-called degenerate art during the Nazi regime’s rule. The collection included a number high-value works from […]

5 December 2014


Nazi Looted Pissarro Discovered In Gurlitt Trove Gifted To Kunstmuseum Bern

After the Kunstmuseum Bern has released a preliminary list that began to itemise some of the works in their controversial Gurlitt collection bequeathed to the institution by Cornelius Gurlitt, the first confirmed Nazi-looted piece has emerged from the contentious collection. The New York Times has reported that a Camille Pissarro painting known as ‘Paris Kathedrale’ […]

28 November 2014


Kunstmuseum Bern Releases First Details Of The Gurlitt ‘Munich Art Trove’

The Kunstmuseum Bern has released a preliminary list that begins to itemise some of the works in their controversial Gurlitt collection. The Swiss museum has said that the prompt publication of the list was made “in the interest of transparency,” and that the institution will update the list as more information about the works is […]

27 November 2014


Kunstmuseum Bern’s Gurlitt Research Unit Receives Private Donation

A Bern patron has pledged a “seven-figure sum” to help the Kunstmuseum Bern create a research unit dedicated to the study and documentation of Cornelius Gurlitt’s controversial bequest that could result in further restitution of the ‘Munich Art Trove’ The museum’s president Christoph Schäublin has described the donor as a local lady who has chosen […]

24 November 2014


Kunstmuseum Bern Accepts Gurlitt’s Munich Art Trove – Art Recovery International Makes Statement

Kunstmuseum Bern (Museum of Fine Arts Bern), Switzerland has agreed, today, to accept artworks from the collection of Cornelius Gurlitt’s 1,300 works that has been bequeathed to the museum by the German collector. Christoph Schaeublin of the Bern Art Museum told a news conference in Berlin that the museum would accept parts of the artworks […]

23 November 2014


Cousin Of Cornelius Gurlitt Lodges Claim As True Heir Of ‘Munich Art Trove’

A relative the of late Cornelius Gurlitt, the famed German Art collector, has lodged a claim Friday for his inheritance, a Nazi-era art hoard known as the ‘Munich Art Trove’ which he Gurlitt had bequested to a Swiss museum, a spokesman said. The surprise move came just days before the Museum of Fine Arts in […]

20 November 2014


Cousins Now Claim Cornelius Gurlitt Was Mentally Unfit To Write Will

In the ongoing saga of the ‘Munch Art Trove’ and the Kunstmuseum Bern is about to decide whether or not it will accept the collection Cornelius Gurlitt bequeathed it in his will, a psychological evaluation has now cast doubt over the Nazi-looted art hoarder’s mental capacity during his final weeks, FAZ reported. The evaluation portrays […]

14 November 2014


Heirs Of Cornelius Gurlitt Pledge Restitution Of Munich Art Trove To Rightful Owners

The family heirs of Cornelius Gurlitt, the German recluse and art collector who was discovered to have a hoard of suspected Nazi-looted art in his Munich apartment, have stated that if they inherit the collection they will immediately return any looted artworks to their rightful owners. The collection has been known colloquially as the “Munich […]

10 November 2014


Gurlitt Art Trove Taskforce To Miss Restitution Deadline

The Bavarian culture ministry has announced in a statement that the taskforce charged with discovering the rightful heirs to the collection of Nazi looted art kept by the late art hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt will miss its self-imposed deadline, reports Art Magazine. After months of dithering and following international condemnation during the Gurlitt case, the German […]

3 November 2014


Avalanche Of Lawsuits Threatened Over Gurlitt Trove By Jewish World Congress

Jewish World Congress president Ronald Lauder has publicly threatened the Kunstmuseum Bern with an “avalanche” of lawsuits if the institution accepts the collection of approximately 1,300 artworks bequeathed to it by the late Cornelius Gurlitt – stated in an article published by German weekly Der Spiegel. The museum is currently still in the process of […]

20 October 2014


Gurlitt Art Trove For Kunstmuseum Bern

Kunstmuseum Bern (Museum of Fine Arts Bern), Switzerland has accepted the collection of Cornelius Gurlitt’s 1,300 works that has been bequeathed to the museum by German collector, according to a report in the Swiss newspaper Sonntagszeitung. The report comes ahead of an official announcement scheduled for November 26. But as yet this has not been […]