German Cultural Laws Preventing Renovation of Castle Intended as Museum

November 14th, 2016

Germany’s Cultural Property Protection Law is preventing the conversion of a 1,000 year old castle, Schloss Derneburg, in Hannover, which was purchased from painter Georg Baselitz, and was intended to become a museum.  “We continue to review the situation. We plan to show art at Derneburg — but it could well be work that is not from the Hall or Hall Art Foundation collections because of the new law,” says Maryse Brand, director of the Hall Art Foundation, which was also founded by owners Andrew and Christine Hall.  Read more at FT