German Lost Art Foundation supports further training on provenance research at the FU Berlin
The Weiterbildungszentrum (further education center) at the Freie Universität (FU) Berlin is once again organizing further training in provenance research in the coming year between March 23 and July 7, 2017. For the first time, the certificate program will be delivered in conjunction with the Landesstelle für die nichtstaatlichen Museen in Bayern. The German Lost Art Foundation in Magdeburg will support the program as a cooperation partner.
“The further training program offered by the Freie Universität Berlin has made an exemplary start, especially in view of its practical relevance and the involvement of leading experts, and will now be supported in southern Germany by the Landesstelle für die nichtstaatlichen Museen in Bayern. The German Lost Art Foundation is also providing financial aid for this certificated training,” said Prof. Uwe M. Schneede, member of the Foundation’s executive board. He was involved in designing the program and is a member of the academic management team.
The center has again succeeded in recruiting renowned experts as lecturers for the training program. They will share their wealth of theoretical and practical knowledge and methods of provenance research regarding the identification of cultural assets seized through Nazi persecution or removed as a result of war. In-depth, practice-oriented exchange with experts from museums, libraries and archives forms a significant part of the training program. In addition to Prof. Uwe M. Schneede, Dr. Uwe Hartmann, Nadine Bauer and Sophie Leschik (all from the Provenance Research Department at the German Lost Art Foundation) will also lecture on provenance research and provide information on funding opportunities.
The provenance research certificate program will now be offered twice a year in conjunction with the Landesstelle für die nichtstaatlichen Museen in Bayern: in spring in Munich and in the fall in Berlin. Its target audience includes heads of collections, curators, museologists, volunteers from all museum branches, art dealers and other art market stakeholders, freelance provenance researchers, museum association employees and collections staff.