Hans-Jürgen Papier. Photo: Tobias Klenze.

Germany Appoints New President of Commission on Nazi-Looted Art

Hans-Jürgen Papier, a law professor at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and a former president of Germany’s constitutional court, has been appointed the new president of the country’s advisory panel on Nazi-looted art, writes Catherine Hickley of the Art Newspaper. Papier replaces Jutta Limbach, who died last year.

Papier provides “great experience in handling complex issues” and the well-honed legal skills necessary to “strengthen the work of the advisory panel in both the national and international context,” said German culture minister Monika Grütters. Founded in 2003, the commission oversees claims where museums and claimants cannot agree on a settlement.