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  • ‘Claim exhibition’ of paintings, drawings and tapestries in Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, 1950
    ‘Claim exhibition” in the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, 1950
  • Amerikaanse soldaten tonen roofkunst op het Duitse kasteel Neuschwanstein, 1945
    'Monuments Men' at Neuschwanstein Castle (Bavaria), 1945

Looted Art & Restitutions Committee Documentary

To mark twenty years of Dutch restitution policy, the Restitutions Committee has released its Looted Art & Restitution documentary.

It shows how the Committee does its work and how it prepares recommendations and rulings. The documentary also reveals how emotional the process of unearthing the history associated with an artwork can be for descendants.

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Advice on applications for restitution

about the committee

The Restitutions Committee has advised on Nazi looted art in the Netherlands since 2001. It also shares knowledge on the subject through newsletters, lectures, symposia and publications. The Committee was established by the Ministry of Culture, Education and Science but operates independently. It consists of seven members and a secretariat and is based in The Hague.


View the latest recommendations/binding opinions

  • Adelsberger (II)


    The Restitutions Committee has reassessed the application from the heirs of Abraham Adelsberger for the restitution of two paintings (NK 3277 and NK 3278) by the artist A.H. von Stadler after a request for reconsideration on the grounds of new facts.

    Landscape by A.H. von Stadler
  • Alfred and Fanny Mautner


    In a letter dated 24 June 2020 the Minister of Education, Culture and Science asked the Restitutions Committee for advice about the application for the restitution of the painting The Marriage Feast at Cana by J.G. Platzer and its frame.

    NK 2216 - The Marriage Feast at Cana by J.G. Platzer (photo: RCE)
  • A bronze situla and a bronze candelabrum


    In this dispute the Applicants and the City Council, asked the Committee for a binding opinion. The City Council has been the owner of a bronze situla and a bronze candelabrum since 1994.

    Bronze candelabrum KA 118 (photo: Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen)

Network of European Restitution Committees

International cooperation

Germany, France, Austria and the United Kingdom also have restitution committees for advice on Nazi looted art. In 2017, the five European restitution committees expressed their wish for closer cooperation and sharing knowledge. This resulted in the establishment of the Network of European Restitution Committees on Nazi-Looted Art. The Network meets regularly and publishes a Newsletter with contributions on restitution matters from the different countries.

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