June 18, 2011

MNR (Musées Nationaux Récupération) Notes—R 6 P « Femme au turban, » by Marie Laurencin

R 6 PSource: Ministère de la culture – Musées Nationaux Récupération Research always begets more research. It’s a bottomless, endless process. One has to be very […]
June 25, 2011

Maillol bronze bathing beauty seeks rightful owner

It pays to read everything. As in any criminal investigative case, every stone must be turned over to look for any clue that might help solve […]
July 31, 2011

Restitution vs. replacement-in-kind: a French approach to cultural plunder

When the Allied powers became gradually aware of the extent of the cultural looting being perpetrated by the Nazis and their local henchmen across continental Europe, […]
December 24, 2011

Overview of the first year of activity on the “plundered art” blog

In order to know who you, the readers of “plundered art”, are, Google provides a potent tool—Google Analytics—which provides a glimpse of the readership of a […]
February 12, 2013

Three Impressionist paintings, three (or rather two) destinies

On March 1, 1941, the Paris art dealership of Durand-Ruel ships to its German client, Mr. Wolfgang Krüger, three high-priced paintings by noted French Impressionists: 1/ […]
August 19, 2013

Un exemple atypique de restitution

by Thierry Bajou, Conservateur en chef du patrimoine, Service des musées de France, Ministère de la Culture et de la communication [Editor’s note: It is not […]
January 20, 2014

Time for a reckoning with the Cornelius/Hildebrand Gurlitt saga—Part One

GurlittSource: the Now that we are barely three weeks into 2014, the unfolding of the Gurlitt saga has turned into an international circus, one part […]
January 30, 2014

Ce que j’aurais voulu dire aujourd’hui mais n’en ai pas la force

Plaque Rose VALLANDSource: MNR Le crime contre l’humanité est imprescriptible. Le pillage qui l’accompagne est également imprescriptible. Et c’est peut-être pour cela que les gouvernements de […]
May 24, 2015

Thorough research drives restitution of looted art and yet….

by Marc Masurovsky It is absolutely fair and just to ask why, in the past two decades, there have been no systematic efforts deployed to make […]