Investigation into the provenance of museum collections in connection with the theft, confiscation and sale of objects under duress between 1933 and 1945.

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AAMU, Museum voor hedendaagse Aboriginal kunst

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AAMU, Museum voor hedendaagse Aboriginal kunst

Oudegracht 176 3511 NP Utrecht

Investigation results

None of the objects in this museum have problematic provenance.

Result of this investigation

The museum declined to take part in the investigation explaining that all the objects in its collection date from after 1945.

About this museum and its collection

AAMU closed in 2017. The collection has been transferred to the 'Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen'.

AAMU was a museum of modern Aboriginal art from all over Australia. The museum has a collection of around five hundred works, including paintings on canvas and bark as well as wood carvings. This art reflects a unique philosophy originating on the other side of the world.