Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Law Prof: American Museums Have Violated Washington Principles on Nazi-Looted Art

Two Nudes (Lovers)
Kokoschka, Oskar, Austrian, 1886–1980
163.2 x 97.5 cm (64 1/4 x 38 3/8 in.)

Professor Jennifer Anglim Kreder compiled a chart of Holocaust-era art cases decided in U.S. federal courts since 2004.  The results are bleak, and show that American museums have systematically violated the Washington Principles on Nazi-Confiscated Art.

I wrote about the excellent panel Prof. Kreder organized in Washington DC on a US Commission on Nazi-Looted Art here.

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