The federal government of Germany, the Bavarian Ministry of Culture, and the Kunstmuseum Bern announced today that they will hold a joint press conference on Monday November 24, 2014 concerning the bequest by Cornelius Gurlitt to the Swiss museum when he died. It seems hard to imagine that such an event would announce anything other than acceptance by the museum and perhaps some sort of side agreement with Germany and/or Bavaria.

Less likely is any resolution of the issue of Gurlitt’s testamentary capacity or his heirs at law’s view of that (one set of heirs distanced themselves mid-week in Der Spiegel from the Hausner expert opinion that cast doubt on his ability to make the will). Other articles have followed this week, including Swiss Info (I’m quoted) and the Wall Street Journal.

Everything else has been said for now. So we shall see. . . .