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Project news: Museum in Lübben investigates the provenance of its objects

Date 2016.08.30

The mu­nic­i­pal and re­gion­al mu­se­um in Schloss Lübben be­gan in­ves­ti­gat­ing its col­lec­tions in search of Nazi-con­fis­cat­ed prop­er­ty as part of a one-year prove­nance re­search project fund­ed by the Ger­man Lost Art Foun­da­tion.

The aim of the project is to in­ves­ti­gate and doc­u­ment ob­jects which were il­le­gal­ly seized – par­tic­u­lar­ly from Jew­ish own­ers (so-called Nazi-con­fis­cat­ed prop­er­ty) – as a re­sult of Nazi per­se­cu­tion, or items in which the sus­pi­cion of il­le­gal seizure can­not be com­plet­ed ruled out. Should un­cer­tain­ties or sus­pi­cions re­main, or if the re­searchers de­ter­mine that the ex­am­ined ob­jects are in­deed Nazi-con­fis­cat­ed prop­er­ty, the mu­se­um will en­ter the items in­to the Lost Art Database op­er­at­ed by the Ger­man Lost Art Foun­da­tion. Their in­clu­sion in the database will en­able their for­mer own­ers and heirs to lo­cate them more eas­i­ly.

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