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Journal for Librarianship and Bibliography: The German Lost Art Foundation describes its tasks and fields of activity

Date 2016.08.31

In the new is­sue of the Zeitschrift für Bib­lio­thek­swe­sen und Bib­li­ogra­phie (“Jour­nal for Li­brar­i­an­ship and Bib­li­og­ra­phy”, 4|2016), Uwe Hart­mann, head of the Prove­nance Re­search De­part­ment at the Ger­man Lost Art Foun­da­tion, presents an overview of the area of prove­nance re­search.

In the ar­ti­cle he of­fers a de­tailed de­scrip­tion of the Foun­da­tion’s tasks, re­search themes and ar­eas of ac­tiv­i­ty, and elu­ci­dates on the broad­ened per­spec­tives and gen­er­al con­di­tions of prove­nance re­search in Ger­many to­day.

The jour­nal al­so in­cludes re­ports on projects cur­rent­ly fund­ed by the Foun­da­tion, e.g. in­ves­ti­ga­tions of Nazi-con­fis­cat­ed prop­er­ty at the State Li­brary Cen­tre of Rhineland-Palati­nate and the Bautzen Mu­nic­i­pal Li­brary. The cur­rent is­sue of the Zeitschrift für Bib­lio­thek­swe­sen und Bib­li­ogra­phie was edit­ed by the for­mer ex­ec­u­tive li­brary di­rec­tor Dr. Georg Rup­pelt and fea­tures re­ports on Nazi loot­ed books.