Germany has created a 10-person team to handle the Gurlitt hoard, the New York Times reports:
The task force is to consist of about 10 experts in art restitution, provenance research as well as the history of Germany’s Nazi era and the value of art. On Wednesday, the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany nominated two veteran provenance researchers to join the team.
Ms. Berggreen-Merkel, who insisted on an international panel, welcomed the naming of Sophie Lillie, a scholar and author who has researched Nazi-era looted art and assets in order to assist with restitution claims, and Agnes Peresztegi, who practices law in Budapest and serves as the European executive director of the Commission for Art Recovery.
[…] “The purpose of the task force is to determine the history of the artworks,” Ms. Berggreen-Merkel said. It also functions as the first point of contact for anyone who believes they may have a claim to one of the works.