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Report of the Spoliation Advisory Panel: Four drawings in the British Museum

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Report of the Spoliation Advisory Panel in respect of four drawings now in the possession of the British Museum (HC 1052)

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The Panel considers claims from anyone who lost possession of a cultural object, during the Nazi era, that is now in the possession of a UK national collection. This report concerns the claim made by the heirs of the late Dr Arthur Feldmann in relation to four drawings now held by the British Museum. The Panel’s report concludes that although the claimants have no legal claim to the drawings (and therefore it would not be appropriate to award compensation), the claimants have an unassailable moral claim which should be reflected in an ex-gratia payment by the Government of £175,000.

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