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The Obligation of Ownership. An Art Collection under Scrutiny

04 May - 06 Jan 2020 / Friedrichshafen, DE

Is this looted art? For years museums have been asking themselves this critical question in view of their collections and have been digging deeper into their own history, often for the first time. Not only the discovery of masterpieces of classic modernism in Cornelius Gurlitt’s flat in 2013, but also current debates such as the one on the provenance of the ethnological exhibits at the future Humboldt forum in Berlin continue to fuel this subject.