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The German Lost Art Foundation introduces students from the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg to the basics of provenance research

Date 2016.06.16

With a pre­sen­ta­tion about the Ger­man Lost Art Foun­da­tion and his work he does there, Uwe Hart­mann, head of the Prove­nance Re­search De­part­ment at the Foun­da­tion in­tro­duced stu­dents of the Ot­to von Gu­er­icke Uni­ver­si­ty Magde­burg (OvGU) to the field of prove­nance re­search yes­ter­day. His lec­ture was part of the sem­i­nar “Prove­nance re­search as a oc­cu­pa­tion­al field for his­to­ri­ans”, head­ed by Moni­ka Gibas. The course ad­dress­es the fun­da­men­tals of prove­nance re­search and high­lights the oc­cu­pa­tion­al fields which this area of­fers to prospec­tive his­to­ri­ans. The co­op­er­a­tive part­ner­ship with the OvGU is a fixed com­po­nent of the Foun­da­tion’s ac­tiv­i­ties.

The Ger­man Lost Art Foun­da­tion has been fund­ing a project at the OvGU since Novem­ber 2013 which is in­ves­ti­gat­ing the role of an auc­tion com­pa­ny in the state and for­mer province of Sax­ony. The com­pa­ny had ac­tive­ly par­tic­i­pat­ed in the Nazi’s Aryani­sa­tion pro­gramme and reaped con­sid­er­able prof­it from the dis­pos­ses­sion of Jew­ish cit­i­zens.

Dr. Uwe Hartmann (2nd from left) and students from the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg Dr. Uwe Hartmann (2nd from left) and students from the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg Source:  German Lost Art Foundation