Germany hopes to exhibit some works from Gurlitt collection


BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s culture minister hopes to put some works from the trove accumulated by the late collector Cornelius Gurlitt on exhibition next year.

Der Spiegel magazine reported Friday that the plan is for an exhibition at the end of 2016 at the Bundeskunsthalle museum in Bonn. Culture Minister Monika Gruetters’ office confirmed the report but gave no further details.

Der Spiegel said the exhibition could contain work that may have been taken by the Nazis from Jewish owners. It quoted Gruetters as saying that, while organizers must show “respect for the victims,” she hopes they find new clues on works’ origins.

A task force examining the provenance of artwork in the collection so far has determined that four pieces were looted by the Nazis.

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