Important documents were kept secret during the trial thus offending court. Without any doubt the Tiepolo was bought in bad faith, and the museum’s defence during the trial too showed very bad faith as well. A shame for the museum community. The legal owner was forced by the museum to spend a lot of money on lawyers. The present verdict is not the end of it for the Landesmuseum may expect a damages claim.
We expect more detailed documentation soon, and will reveal all on this mailing list and on the website.
Press release about the Landesmuseum Hannover and the stolen Tiepolo: the museum and it’s respective managers showed very bad faith in acquiring the Tiepolo painting and it the way they defended their actions. A shame for the international museum community.