art theft

  • New York Museums to Disclose Provenance of Pieces Looted by Nazis

    The Metropolitan Museum has currently identified 53 works as seized or sold under duress by Nazis. It is unclear how many more it will identify in response to a new state law requiring the display of those pieces to disclose the conditions of acquisition. 

  • How a Historian Got Close, Maybe Too Close, to a Nazi Thief

    Historian Jonathan Petropoulous forged a relationship with Bruno Lohse, the art agent of Hermann Göring. That relationship proved ethically dubious when the professor did paid contract work for heirs of a German Jewish family to trace a stolen painting and the trail led to a foundation owned by Lohse.