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Newshour: looted art exhibitions

this afternoon (friday 3rd), 2.42-2.46pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by james menendez) includes …

Exhibitions of looted Nazi art have opened in Bonn and Bern.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter vincent dowd
rein wolfs, director of the federal art gallery in bonn
stefan koldehoff, art editor of deutshclandfunk radio
(see also (more…)

Gurlitt art hoard

yesterday (monday 24th), 7.43-7.46am, 1.31-1.35pm, and 5.36-5.45pm, on bbc radio 4, and 2.41-2.45pm on bbc world service
today, world at one, and newshour, include …

“The Kunstmuseum Bern in Switzerland have announced that it will accept a collection of art bequeathed to it by German collector Cornelius Gurlitt shortly before his death. Gurlitt was the son of Adolf Hitler’s art dealer and the hundreds of paintings and drawings include Nazi-looted art that once belonged to Jewish collectors. Many were feared lost or destroyed before tax investigators uncovered his priceless collection in 2012.”


The art that Hitler hated, part 2

tomorrow evening (tuesday 4th), 10.35-11.40pm, on bbc 1
the sins of the fathers (2nd of 2 episodes of the art that hitler hated) presented by alan yentob (part of imagine…series) includes …

“imagine… tells how the end of the war was only the beginning of another battle. In the art world in Germany, it was business as usual.
Many people in museums, galleries and auction houses in Germany remained in their positions when the war was over. So people involved in looting art might now be in charge of deciding whether to return it.
For families, often living in exile, it was an uphill struggle. For them the discovery of the Gurlitt hoard has raised new hopes – and repeated some old disappointments.”


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