Irish museum cleared of alleged Nazi ties

September 29, 2007 07:36

An Irish museum was formally cleared Friday of claims that its founders were Nazi spies who bought art works from dealers trafficking in items stolen from Jews. The report from US expert Lynn Nicholas, published by the Royal Irish Academy following two investigations over three years, called the Simon Wiesenthal Center's allegations "unprofessional in the extreme." Nicholas found no evidence that the late John and Gertrude Hunt - founders of one of Ireland's best-loved museums, the Hunt Museum in Limerick - did anything wrong. She did call for further research of the museum's pieces, most of which are undocumented.

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