On May 22, a cooperation agreement strengthened the Franco-German partnership in the field of the search for the source of cultural property stolen due to National Socialism.
On Friday 15 November, the conference “Twenty years of reparation for anti-semitic spoliations during the Occupation: between compensation and restitution” will be held in Paris.
On April 17, a mission was created within the Ministry of Culture, for the research and the restitution of cultural property spoliated.
The network of European Restitution Committees (see our news of 28 January 2008) has published the first number of this newsletter.
On 5 April, the CIVS receives the representatives of the commissions in Europe who, like it, are working on the research and restitution of the cultural property looted.
The CIVS, the Institut français d’Allemagne and the Käte Hamburger Kolleg “Recht als Kultur” (University of Bonn) organised on 20 and 21 February in Bonn a symposium entitled “Looted Art: Provenance Research and Restitution Practice in Germany and France”.