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Ulmer Museum returns Nazi-confiscated property

Date 2016.03.09

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.

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