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Looted Art & Restitution Documentary

The Looted Art & Restitution documentary has been released on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the establishment of the Restitutions Committee and the changes that have been made this year to the assessment framework. The documentary gives you a chance to look behind the scenes at the Restitutions Committee. You can see how the restitution procedure works on the basis of two cases: Gosschalk and Herbert Gutmann. The descendants in these two cases share their stories.


The Looted Art & Restitution documentary clearly shows the dilemmas that researchers can be confronted with when investigating a restitution application. The documentary also reveals how emotional the process of unearthing the history associated with an artwork can be for descendants.

See the documentary with Dutch subtitles below

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Documentary with English subtitles