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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Exhibition: Boijmans in the War. Art in the Destroyed City

From 13 October 2018 to 27 January 2019, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is examining its own past in the multifaceted exhibition ‘Boijmans in the War. Art in the Destroyed City’, produced by curator Peter van der Coelen and guest curator Sandra Smets. One of the reasons to stage the exhibition is the conclusion of the provenance research into the museum collection, which involved examining documentation of every artwork or artefact and wherever possible ascertaining their provenance. Two publications are being released to complement the exhibition.

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Restitutions committee / Alessandro Vittoria 'Moses'

On 16 April 2018 a binding opinion by the Restitions Committee was issued. It advises Museum de Fundatie (the Stichting Hannema-de Stuers Fundatie) to restitute the sculpture ‘Moses’, attributed to Alessandro Vittoria, to the legal successors of its former owner.

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