On 15 December 2021 the Minister of Education, Culture and Science (hereinafter referred to as the Minister) asked the Restitutions Committee (hereinafter referred to as the Committee) to issue advice concerning the application of 18 November 2021 for the restitution of 26 paintings from the Netherlands Art Property Collection (hereinafter referred to as the NK Collection). The case is registered at the Committee as RC 1.195-B. The application for restitution of these artworks was submitted by XX also on behalf of six other heirs (hereinafter referred to as the Applicants). Since their return to the Netherlands after the Second World War, the artworks have been part of the NK Collection. Three of them (NK 1408, NK 1409 and NK 1546) are currently in the depot (Collectie Centrum Nederland, CCNL) of the Netherlands Cultural Heritage Agency (hereinafter referred to as the RCE) in Amersfoort. The RCE has loaned the remaining 23 works to Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam. An overview of the artworks concerned, their NK number and their location is appended to this advice.
In this application the Minister is represented by YY, movable heritage and Dutch National Art Collection consultant with the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands.