Catalogue description Registry Number: POL/392. Correspondence about works of art, restitution claims and...

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Details of FO 1049/964/1
Reference: FO 1049/964/1
Registry Number: POL/392.

Correspondence about works of art, restitution claims and general matters, dated 1946 - 1947.

Letter from the Control Commission for Germany to the British Consulate in Munich regarding a request for coal to heat the Kulturministerium in Munich, dated August 1947.

Correspondence relating to pre-war legislation concerning the export of works of art from Germany, including a Foreign Office circular entitled 'Loan of Pictures [Oil Paintings] to Diplomatic Posts Abroad', dated May - June 1947.

Control Commmission correspondence relating to a query from the Standing Commission on Museums and Galleries about the regulations in various foreign countries governing the disposal of works of art by private owners, dated May 1947.

Control Commission for Germany correspondence referring to a complaint from the Director of the Polish National Museum that the Poles are unable to recover from Germany works of art of which they know the exact whereabouts, dated February 1947. Includes a list of items including wood and leather cases with vessels of noble metals belonging to the Museum Wielkopolskie in Poland, items from the Prehistorical Museum in Poznan, antique vases from the Goluchow Museum, the Cathedral Treasury from Gniezno and precious documents and manuscripts from the State Archives in Poznan.

Date: 1946 - 1947
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: POL/392
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description

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