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German Lost Art Foundation and the Museumsverband Sachsen-Anhalt (Museum Association of Saxony-Anhalt) outline pilot project on provenance research in Saxony-Anhalt – Preliminary assessment at five museums

Date 2016.04.20

So­phie Leschik, project fund­ing ad­vi­sor at the Ger­man Lost Art Foun­da­tion, and Su­sanne Kopp-Siev­ers, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of the Mu­se­umsver­band Sach­sen-An­halt e. V. (Mu­se­um As­so­ci­a­tion of Sax­ony-An­halt), dis­cussed the pos­si­bil­i­ties of im­ple­ment­ing a pi­lot project on prove­nance re­search in Sax­ony-An­halt yes­ter­day.

The aim of such a project would be to con­duct a pre­lim­i­nary as­sess­ment of five se­lect­ed mu­se­ums in the state of Sax­ony-An­halt in or­der to de­ter­mine whether their col­lec­tions po­ten­tial­ly con­tain cul­tur­al as­sets seized through Nazi per­se­cu­tion (“Nazi con­fis­cat­ed prop­er­ty”). De­pend­ing on the re­sults of the pre­lim­i­nary as­sess­ments, the mu­se­ums could de­cide whether or not to con­duct more ex­ten­sive, long-term prove­nance re­search.

Sophie Leschik (l) and Susanne Kopp-Sievers Sophie Leschik (l) and Susanne Kopp-Sievers Sophie Leschik (l) and Susanne Kopp-Sievers Source:  German Lost Art Foundation