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German Lost Art Foundation supports further training on provenance research at the FU Berlin

Date 2016.12.06

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.

Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion (on­ly Ger­man ver­sion)