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Project news: Bomann Museum in Celle presents provenance research project

Date 2016.04.18

In a press in­ter­view last week, Bo­mann Mu­se­um di­rec­tor Dr. Jochen Mein­ers re­port­ed on the mu­se­um’s re­search prove­nance project which be­gan last March. The project aims to sys­tem­at­i­cal­ly in­ves­ti­gate the mu­se­um’s col­lec­tions in search of cul­tur­al as­sets seized as a re­sult of Nazi per­se­cu­tion - es­pe­cial­ly those of Jew­ish own­er­ship (“Nazi con­fis­cat­ed prop­er­ty”). The mu­se­um is cur­rent­ly re­view­ing ac­qui­si­tions made be­tween 1933 and 1945, and will sub­se­quent­ly in­ves­ti­gate cas­es which arouse sus­pi­cion.
The Ger­man Lost Art Foun­da­tion is fund­ing the project with 123,000 eu­ros over a two-year pe­ri­od.

Vis­it the Bo­mann Mu­se­um in Celle (on­ly Ger­man ver­sion)

Press re­ports (on­ly Ger­man ver­sion)

Project de­scrip­tion