The German Lost Art Foundation welcomes the establishment of the Liebelt Foundation professorship for historical and contemporary provenance research
The Art History Seminar at the University of Hamburg has announced it will be establishing a new six-year junior professorship for historical and contemporary provenance research. The professorship was made possible thanks to a 500,000-euro donation by Susanne and Michael Liebelt. The German Lost Art Foundation served as an intermediary partner in establishing the junior professorship.
The goal of the Liebelt Foundation professorship is to conduct provenance research in all eras of history and anchor the practice firmly in art-historical teaching and research. Recently the German Lost Art Foundation has helped coordinate the preparation of two foundation professorships at the University of Bonn.
With these three professorships, the newly established master’s degree programme in “Collections - Provenance - Cultural Heritage” at the University of Würzburg and the continuing education courses in Provenance Research at the FU Berlin funded by the German Lost Art Foundation, the subject of provenance research has become an established fixture in higher education curricula and continuing education programmes.