In 1947 the National Gallery and the Courtauld Institute of Art arranged for German art restorer Professor Kurt Wehlte to come to London to share his expertise with the institutions. Morwenna Blewett, a research fellow at the Ashmolean Museum and Worcester College, University of Oxford, said that Wehlte operated “at the heart of the Nazi cultural and criminal elite” and that his links to the Third Reich would have been known by British and US authorities.