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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Stedelijk Museum Kampen

Oude Straat 133 8261 CK Kampen

Investigation results

None of the objects in this museum have problematic provenance.

Result of this investigation

The museum, which has to date focused exclusively on investigating its painting collection, reports that it has no reason to suspect that any of its exhibits are problematic. It did not purchase items at SNK auctions or from German art dealers. Investigators have checked the museum archive, examining the invoices, as well as checking the backs of paintings. They found no disturbing information at in the RKD records. To ensure that no relevant details are omitted, the museum reports that Comité Razzia Slachtoffers Zuid-Holland donated a painting to the museum after the war. The Comité commissioned the painting in 1946 to commemorate the help given by the people of Kampen to those who hiding from the Nazis during the war.

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

View reaction of Stedelijk Museum Kampen 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 Kampen from mediaeval times to the present day with paintings, prints, photos, architectural fragments, silverware and weapons. Located in the Kampen’s renovated town hall, the museum reopened in 2009.