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20 April 2016: Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz returns two drawings and 26 photographs to the heirs of Professor Curt Glaser

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20 April 2016: The Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz (SPK) has returned two drawings and 26 photographs to the heirs of Professor Curt Glaser. The two drawings were found in the Kupferstichkabinett as a result of provenance research and had been acquired by the Nationalgalerie Berlin at the forced sale of Professor Glaser's property in 1933. The photographs were found following a search of the Art Library to which Professor Glaser gave some 10,000 photographs before his forced emigration in 1933. The SPK in its press release stated that Professor Glaser had lost his position and emigrated in 1933, following a forced sale of his possessions. After a first restitution of works to Glaser's heirs in 2012, and in recognition of his persecution and great service to the Berlin State Museums, a fair and just solution had been agreed by which the heirs received compensation and the works remained in the SPK. To read the decision, click here.

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