Christoph Schäublin, director of foundation of the Swiss Kunstmuseum in Bern: “Works that proven or very likely to be looted art don’t as a rule come over the threshold of the Kunstmuseum Berne.” Photograph: Britta Pedersen/EPA

The Swiss Kunstmuseum in Berne has agreed to accept works from the Gurlitt family collection not suspected of being Nazi looted art. The beques(...)

Christoph Schaeublin, president of the Foundation Council of the Kunstmuseum Bern art museum, and Monika Gruetters, German state culture minister, sign an agreement  over the future of the Gurlitt Collection. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

The Bern Art Museum has agreed to accept artworks from a billion-euro collection from the late Cornelius Gurlitt, a recluse whose trove included maste(...)

 Adolf Hitler outside Landsberg prison after he was released from it in 1924. While serving his sentence at Landsberg he wrote his ‘Mein Kampf’. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

In Bavaria, the Nazi past is seeping up again through the cracks in its historical floorboards.At a Monday press conference, the world will learn the (...)

The Art Museum in Bern which described the Gurlitt windfall as a “bolt out of the blue”. Photograph: Gian Ehrenzeller/EPA

Reclusive art collector Cornelius Gurlitt has exacted posthumous revenge on his native Germany. A day after he died in Munich, his will bequeaths to t(...)

These two formerly unknown paintings by German artist Otto Dix were among the works of art Cornelius Gurlitt kept in his apartment

The elderly recluse whose Munich apartment contained a secret art hoard, including masterpieces looted by the Nazis from their Jewish owners in the se(...)

‘Sitting Woman’ by Henri Matisse: sought for decades. Photograph: EPA/MARC MUELLER

Reclusive German art collector Cornelius Gurlitt has agreed to return paintings stolen by the Nazis from their Jewish owners a(...)

Boulevard Montmartre, Matinée de Printemps,  by Camille Pissarro (est. €12 million) at Sotheby’s.

The industrial-scale looting of art by the Nazis continues to haunt the international art market. Last year, the authorities in Bavaria revealed that (...)

This photo from 1925 and provided by Kunstsammlungen Zwickau museum shows art historian Hildebrand Gurlitt,  who was the first director of the museum, and who left the artworks to his son Cornelius Gurlitt.

Germany is facing pressure to overhaul how it deals with the legacy of Nazi-era art seizures as a legal quagmire involving competing claims to a massi(...)

The Austrian home of German Cornelius Gurlitt in Salzburg. Photograph: Alexander Webb/Bloomberg

An elderly German man has demanded the return of some 1,400 masterpieces seized by police from his Munich apartment in February of last year. Corneliu(...)

The Munich apartment building  where it is believed  German customs discovered a €1 billion hoard of missing artworks. Photograph: Michael Dalder/Reuters

The German recluse whose billion-dollar art hoard was seized by authorities has broken his silence to ask for the pictures back and to deny his father(...)