/R E P E A T -- University heirs assemble seven nazi-looted paintings/



    
    MONTREAL CEREMONY MARKS MILESTONE OF MAX STERN ART RESTITUTION PROJECT
    
    MONTREAL, May 15 /CNW Telbec/ - To mark the fifth anniversary of the Max
Stern Art Restitution Project, the three university beneficiaries of the
Estate of Max Stern (Concordia University, McGill University/Montreal, Hebrew
University/Jerusalem) will host a return ceremony for the seven Old Master and
Nineteenth Century paintings thus far recovered. The unveiling will take place
on Wednesday, May 20th at 10:00am at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Michal
and Renata Hornstein Pavilion, 1379 Sherbrooke Street West).
    The centrepiece of the event will be the unveiling of Girl from the
Sabine Mountains by Franz-Xaver Winterhalter (1805-1873) - the most famous
European court painter of his day. The canvas, illegally transported in 2005
from the United States to Germany during good faith negotiations with Baroness
Von Morsey Pickard, finally returns to the universities after a
precedent-setting battle for its ownership waged and won in the American
federal courts.




For further information:

For further information: Fiona Downey, Media Relations Advisor,
Concordia University, (514) 848-2424, Ext.2518, Cell: (514) 518-3336,
fdowney@alcor.concordia.ca


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