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