Nazi-Looted Art: A Time Of Reckoning?

Anne Webber, The Rt. Hon. Lord Neuberger

25/02/2014 2:00 pm

The discovery of a huge cache of Nazi-plundered paintings in a Munich flat brings hope that thousands of other looted artworks may be found. The revelation has focused worldwide attention on the German authorities and their and others’ moral and legal equivocations. Anne Webber, Co-Chair of the Commission for Looted Art in Europe, and Lord Neuberger, President of Britain’s Supreme Court, discuss provenance, restitution and the continuing quest for justice with Hannah Rothschild.

Sponsored by Dr Naim Dangoor CBE Founder of The Exilarch’s Foundation.

Anne Webber

Anne Webber is Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Commission for Looted Art in Europe (CLAE), the expert, non-profit, representative body which negotiates restitution policies and procedures internationally, and acts on behalf of families and institutions worldwide to research, identify and recover looted cultural property. CLAE has been instrumental in achieving the restitution of over 3,500 Nazi-looted objects to their rightful owners since it was set up in 1999.

The Rt. Hon. Lord Neuberger

The Rt. Hon. Lord Neuberger is President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. He was appointed as a Lord Justice of Appeal in 2004; a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary (a \'Law Lord\') in 2007 and Master of the Rolls from 2009 to 2012. He has been Chair of the Spoliation Advisory Committee since 1999.

Hannah Rothschild

Hannah Rothschild CBE is an award-winning writer and documentary film director. She is a former Chair of the Board of Trustees of the National Gallery, and she is a Trustee of Waddesdon Manor. Hannah’s previous novel The Improbability of Love won the 2016 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse prize for comic fiction.