A US District Court in Los Angeles has dismissed claims that a painting by French Impressionist Camille Pissarro should be restituted to the heirs of a Jewish woman who was forced to sell the work under the Nazi regime. The decision is part of one of the longest running art restitution cases in the USA. Continue reading
An important collection of medieval gold and silver pieces known as the Guelph Treasure (‘Welfenschatz’), is the subject of a claim filed this week in the US District Court in Washington D.C.
The claimants are seeking restitution of the treasure, which is valued at $250-300 million, from Germany and the German Prussian Heritage Foundation who currently own it. Continue reading