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A Swiss museum said Monday it would accept a German recluse's bequest of a spectacular trove of more than 1,000 artworks hoarded during the Nazi era.More than 300 other works were discovered in a ramshackle home Gurlitt owned in Salzburg.Gurlitt struck an accord with the German government shortly before his death to help track down the paintings' rightful owners.Had the Swiss museum unexpectedly turned down the offer, the pieces would have been divided up among relatives of Gurlitt, who never married and had no children.London lawyer Christopher Marinello, who represents the Rosenberg family, said ahead of the decision that the museum – unlike individuals – would be bound by the Washington Principles, a 1998 international agreement on returning art stolen by the Nazis, as well as the 1986 International Council of Museums Code of Ethics.
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