Investigation into the provenance of museum collections in connection with the theft, confiscation and sale of objects under duress between 1933 and 1945.

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Museum Flehite

Westsingel 50 3811 BC Amersfoort

Investigation results

None of the objects in this museum have problematic provenance.

Result of this investigation

Museum Flehite concluded after investigating its acquisition books and annual reports and checking with retired curators that there are no objects in its collection with problematic provenance. Many items were donated by board members and members of the museum society. These were generally items without uniquely identifiable characteristics. Investigators consulted RKD (The Netherlands Institute for Art History) records regarding twenty paintings in the collection which were bought at auction. Although the complete provenance was not determined in every case, there is no reason to suspect that any of the paintings is problematic.

Information from previous research (report Museum Acquisitions 1940-1948)

View reaction of Museum Flehite in the report Museale acquisitions 1940-1948 which was published in 1999 in response to the previous museum research.

About this museum and its collection

The museum presents the history of Amersfoort and its surroundings from 1259 to the present day in a display of historical objects, prints, paintings and art. The museum collection boasts over 20,000 objects. A highlight of the collection is a majestic seventeenth-century view of the city by Amersfoort artist Matthias Withoos and a car built by Eijsink, an Amersfoort company.