Gurlitt Provenance Research project continues research work
The project researching the Gurlitt art find will continue to receive financial support in 2017. This will enable the German Lost Art Foundation to carry on its research work into the art trove. The project is researching around one thousand artworks in total which the Schwabing Art Trove Taskforce had not yet conclusively investigated. Under investigation are approximately 680 works for which the suspicion of Nazi looting could not be ruled out. There are also 325 works to be investigated which are suspected of having been confiscated in the “degenerate art” campaign and which may also have ended up in heritage museums after being seized as a result of Nazi persecution.
In the legal dispute relating to the estate of Cornelius Gurlitt, the Higher Regional Court in Munich has on Thursday December 15, 2016, confirmed the validity of his last will and testament and upheld Kunstmuseum Bern’s status as heir. This ensures further planning security for the 2017 project year.