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Swiss museum accepts 'Nazi' artworks

  • The Bern Art Museum in Switzerland will accept artworks bequeathed by Cornelius Gurlitt, a German art hoarder from the Nazi era, according to media reports.

    The museum, however, said that artworks that were looted by the Nazis during the second World War will not be included.

    Gurlitt, who died earlier this year, had hidden the works by famous artists, including Picasso for years.

    About 500 works may stay in Germany till their rightful owners are located. On the other hand, three pieces of art by Henri Matisse, Max Liebermann, and Carl Spitzweg will be sent back straight away, German officials reportedly said. 

     

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