Dutch Court Rules for Stedelijk Museum in Kandinsky Repatriation Case

December 17th, 2020

A Dutch court has ruled that the Stedelijk Museum can keep a Wassily Kandinsky painting that it acquired during World War II from a Jewish collection. “We are well aware that this is disappointing for the claimants,” says Touria Meliani, Amsterdam’s alderwoman for culture. “This painting will forever be linked to a painful history. The relationship of our collection with the Second World War will always be important; we will continue to show information about this to the public, online and also in the gallery.”

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