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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Space Expo

Keplerlaan 3 2201 AZ Noordwijk

Investigation results

None of the objects in this museum have problematic provenance.

Result of this investigation

The museum declined to take part in the investigation since all the objects in the collection relate exclusively to space travel after 1960.

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

View reaction of Space Expo 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 displays successful European space travel applications, presents a journey through the history of space travel and shows how Ariane rockets are launched. The collection includes a moon rock, space suits worn by André Kuipers and Wubbo Ockels and part of a solar panel from the Hubble Space Telescope.