Ulmer Museum returns Nazi-confiscated property
Last week the Ulmer Museum confirmed the restitution of three metal artworks from its collection to their rightful owners. The goldsmith works “Hahn” (Rooster) and “Henne” (Hen) were returned, while the work “Trinkschiff” (Drinking Ship) will remain at the museum in return for a payment of 85,000 euros to the heirs.
In summer 2014, the Ulmer Museum discovered that the items had belonged to the Budge Collection which is known to have been illegally seized by the Nazis. The Ulmer Museum regards the case as grounds to actively and systematically investigate its entire collection for Nazi-confiscated property. The German Lost Art Foundation has allocated over 73,000 euros to finance the museum’s provenance research efforts for twelve months.
View the press report by the SWR (only German version)