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Monday, January 30, 2023

The Provincial Council of Pontevedra will return the paintings looted by the Nazis to Poland tomorrow


“Restoration to us is an act of justice that we are extreme prides”, said this Tuesday the Vice President of the Provincial Council and Head of the Museum of Pontevedra Cesario Mosquera. Thus he announced that Polish paintings looted by the Nazis will be returned tomorrow, Wednesday, January 25 and were claimed two years earlier by the heirs of their lawful owners resident in Poland. “I hope this serves as an example to other museums and private collections: it is not acceptable to enjoy these works of art for what they were originally intended to be.”

After two years of procedures, a deDelegation of the Government of Poland will collect the two identified paintings tomorrow Among the provincial funds coming from Nazi looting: a The diptych is composed of a Dolorosa and an Ecce Homo from the 15th century. Led by Elzbieta Rogowska, Director of the Department of Cultural Property of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland, the delegation will sign the delivery certificate at the Castellão building of the Pontevedra Museum. then a A company specializing in art will transfer in Madrid and then ship by plane to Poland, where they will be kept in storage at the National Museum in Poznań until their final destination becomes clear.

with respect to the Repairs and claims of the family that claimed as the rightful owner of the two paintingsMosquera insisted that he not present an appeal when the transfer of the works was approved at the corporation’s plenary in September, a process that could have complicated and made the wait for reinstatement even longer.

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