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Restitution status: Heirs being sought
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Object Data

Title Hummingbird-skin
Artist/Author Unknow
Museum/Collection Natural History Museum
Inventory number/Shelfmark Vogelsammlung Nr. 32458

Provenance Data

Former owner according to museum/collection Siegfried (Fritz) Roubicek (born September 4, 1890 - died August 22, 1939)
Provenance Purchase from a private collection
Provenance according to museum/collection So called acquisition in 1938
Committee in charge Art Restitution Advisory Board
Examination The Art Restitution Advisory Board has decided on the restitution of the art.
Recommendation The Art Restitution Advisory Board has recommended that the art or cultural object is to be restored to the owners or their legal successors.
Committee in charge Culture Division of the Federal Chancellery
Decision No decision has been reached so far.
Implementation The art or cultural object is kept in the museum/in the collection.
Annotations In its meeting of September 28, 2007 the Advisory Board unanimously reached the following decision: The Advisory Board recommends to the Federal Minister for Education, the Arts and Culture that the 53 hummingbird-skins from the Natural History Museum in Vienna be restituted to the heirs of Siegfried Roubicek. The aforementioned objects are listed in the enclosed file and designated with 'Roubicek & Purm'.