Handling masterpieces with a troubled past

Switzerland has been at the centre of many key controversies and decisions over how to handle stolen and looted art from the Nazi era.

Following the art’s trail
This Egyptian portrait of a woman dates back to the first or second century.
John Constable (1776-1837) Dedham from Langham, c.a. 1820; the painting hangs La Chaux-de-Fonds' fine arts museum with a label saying that it had been looted during the Nazi era
Bern's Museum of Fine Arts accepted the controversial Gurlitt collection in 2014
Determining provenance requires some detective work
A lithograph by Cornelia Gurlitt of a woman grieving, which she dedicated to her lover, the art critic Paul Fechter
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