On 29 October 2013 the Netherlands Museums Association has launched the website
Museale Verwervingen vanaf 1933, (Museum Acquisitions since 1933)
(an English version will be available in 2014)
The website provides information about works of art which were possibly lost due to circumstances directly related to the Nazi regime. The Restitutions Committee is the organisation that parties can approach for independent investigation and advice on claims to such works of art. How such a claim is treated, depends whether the claimed object is part of the Dutch State Collection. For more information about claims on objects currently in the Dutch State Collection, click here. For information about claims on objects from other collections, click here.
The Restitutions Committee
The Advisory Committee on the Assessment of Restitution Applications for Items of Cultural Value and the Second World War (in brief referred to as: the Restitutions Committee) advises on claims to looted art. Works of art which former owners lost possession of because of theft, confiscation or (enforced) sale during the Nazi regime may now be owned by the State of the Netherlands (National Art Collection), a provincial/local government institution, a foundation or a private individual. Since early 2002, a claim to a stolen work of art can be submitted to the Restitutions Committee for investigation and advice as an alternative way of settling a dispute. The Restitutions Committee operates independently from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW), and comprises lawyers, a historian and an art historian.
Last 5 recommendations
|Hamburger (II)||RC 1.130|
|Koenigs (II)||RC 4.123|
|Goudstikker - Kummerlé collection||RC 1.134|
|Art dealership Koch||RC 1.98|
|Stag Hunt in the Dunes by Gerrit Claesz. Bleker (Semmel/Municipality of Haarlem)||RC 3.127|