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The German Lost Art Foundation welcomes the establishment of the Liebelt Foundation professorship for historical and contemporary provenance research

Date 2016.07.20

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.

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