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