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