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Annual report released by the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen: Pinakotheken report 236 found items on "Lost Art"

Date 2016.04.11

From 2007 to 2015, the Pinakotheken in Mu­nich added a to­tal of 236 items to the Lost Art Database, which had been il­le­gal­ly con­fis­cat­ed – par­tic­u­lar­ly from Jew­ish own­ers – through Nazi per­se­cu­tion (so-called "Nazi con­fis­cat­ed prop­er­ty"), or in cas­es when such a sus­pi­cion could not be ruled out. This, ac­cord­ing to a state­ment yes­ter­day in Mu­nich by Bern­hard Maaz, the Gen­er­al Di­rec­tor of the Bay­erische Staats­gemälde­samm­lun­gen (Bavar­i­an State Paint­ing Col­lec­tions).

The Bay­erische Staats­gemälde­samm­lun­gen has been con­duct­ing a sys­tem­at­ic in­ves­ti­ga­tion of its hold­ings since 2007. The for­mer Bu­reau for Prove­nance Re­search (now the Ger­man Lost Art Foun­da­tion) fund­ed sev­er­al of its projects over the past years.

Re­ports of found items from the Bay­erische Staats­gemälde­samm­lun­gen on the Lost Art Database

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Press re­ports in the "Welt" (on­ly Ger­man ver­sion)

General director of the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Bernhard Maaz General director of the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Bernhard Maaz Source:  Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen