Swiss Museum Accepts Art Trove Amassed Under Nazis

Posted on: November 24th, 2014

By Melissa Eddy   |  The New York Times

BERLIN — A Swiss museum will accept the bequest of an immense trove of art amassed by a Nazi-era art dealer, but will ensure that any looted art in the trove is returned to its rightful owner, museum officials said on Monday.

The bequest was made by the dealer’s reclusive son, Cornelius Gurlitt, just before he died in May. A cousin of Mr. Gurlitt made a last-minute attempt to block the bequest, but Christoph Schäublin, president of the museum’s board of trustees, said he did not expect that action to prevent the museum from accepting it. Read full article on>>