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Staatsgalerie Stuttgart develops audio guide highlighting the provenance of its artworks

Date 2015.11.17

The Staats­ga­lerie Stuttgart has be­come the first mu­se­um in the world to of­fer vis­i­tors an au­dio guide which pro­vides in­for­ma­tion about the prove­nance of var­i­ous art­works in its col­lec­tion. The eleven works dis­cussed in the au­dio guide are paint­ings which are sus­pect­ed of be­ing Nazi-loot­ed works.

The Staats­ga­lerie has been con­duct­ing in­ten­sive prove­nance re­search on its col­lec­tion since 2009. The ef­forts were ini­tial­ly fund­ed by the for­mer Of­fice of Prove­nance Re­search (now the Ger­man Lost Art Foun­da­tion) in co­op­er­a­tion with the state of Baden-Würt­tem­berg. In 2015 the Staats­ga­lerie es­tab­lished a per­ma­nent po­si­tion to con­tin­ue the in­ves­ti­ga­tions.

Press re­lease by the Staats­ga­lerie Stuttgart (on­ly Ger­man ver­sion) (PDF, 657 KB)

Staats­ga­lerie Stuttgart
Anette Franken­berg­er
70038 Stuttgart
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