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Policy framework regarding the National Art Collection

The Decree establishing the Restitutions Committee stipulates that the Committee performs its advisory duties, in so far as the application for restitution relates to an object in the National Art Collection, pursuant to current national policy.

Below is an overview of the documents from which the policy framework emanates:

Date

Description

April 1998

Recommendations of the Origins Unknown Supervisory Committee

 

20 May 1998

State Secretary's response to the recommendations of the Origins Unknown Supervisory Committee

 

21 March 2000

Letter to the Dutch Lower House concerning the government's overall position on WWII Assets

 

14 July 2000

Letter to the Dutch Lower House concerning the government's position on restitution and recuperation of items of cultural value

 

26 April 2001

Recommendations by the Ekkart Committee regarding the restitution of works of art

 

29 June 2001

Government response to the Ekkart Committee's recommendations

 

16 November 2001

Additional government response to the Ekkart Committee's recommendations

 

28 January 2003

Ekkart Committee's recommendations regarding the restitution of works of art belonging to art dealers

 

5 December 2003

Government response to the Ekkart Committee's recommendations regarding the art trade

 

14 December 2004

Ekkart Committee's final recommendations

 

8 March 2005

Government response to the Ekkart Committee's final recommendations

 

5 December 2003

Government response to the Ekkart Committee's recommendations regarding the art trade

 

14 December 2004

Ekkart Committee's final recommendations

 

22 June 2012

Letter from the State Secretary for Education, Culture and Science to the Dutch Lower House considering the modification of restitution policy on WWII cultural assets.