Myth on looted art: what was stolen, remains stolen

4 June 2018

Van Vliet emphasises: looted art is legally very complex. “The cases are terribly complicated. To begin with, how do you find out what happened back then? It starts for example with research into the heirs: you have to ensure that you have access to all the wills and division of joint property (in the case of divorce) to prove that the plaintiff is the actual heir.