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The Museum of Fine Arts (Kunstmuseum) in Bern is to announce Monday whether it will accept a German recluse's bequest of a spectacular trove of more than 1,000 artworks hoarded during the Nazi era (AFP) photo:  Fabrice Coffrini
The Museum of Fine Arts (Kunstmuseum) in Bern is to announce Monday whether it will accept a German recluse's bequest of a spectacular trove of more than 1,000 artworks hoarded during the Nazi era (AFP) photo: Fabrice Coffrini
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Swiss museum accepts Nazi-era art hoard bequest

Yvonne Williams

Berlin – (AFP)

A Swiss museum said Monday it would accept a German recluse’s bequest of a spectacular trove of more than 1,000 artworks hoarded during the Nazi era.

The decision, announced at a press conference in Berlin, covers priceless paintings and sketches by Picasso, Monet, Chagall and other masters that were discovered by chance in 2012 in the Munich flat of Cornelius Gurlitt.

Christoph Schaeublin, president of the Board of Trustees at the the Museum of Fine Arts in Bern, pledged to work with German authorities to ensure that “all looted art in the collection is returned” to its rightful owners.