"kulturland oldenburg" magazine reports on two provenance research projects funded by the German Lost Art Foundation
In its current issue (2/2016), the magazine "kulturland oldenburg" featured a report on two provenance research projects funded by the German Lost Art Foundation.
The article begins with a description of a project by the Museumsdorf Cloppenburg, an open-air museum founded in 1934. On the basis of a well-preserved registry, a detailed service log written by the former museum director, as well as other sources, the researchers are deciphering the history and activities of the collection in its contemporary political context. The goal of the project is to describe as extensively as possible how the collection acquired the items between 1933 and 1945. The German Lost Art Foundation began funding the project in April 2015 with a two-year research grant.
The magazine also described the provenance research being conducted at the Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte Oldenburg. Over a period of four years, the German Lost Art Foundation funded a project there which assessed the provenance of all paintings and sculptures created before 1945 which the museum acquired between 1945 and 1966. The goal of project was to assess and identify works of suspicious provenance as thoroughly as possible.
The magazine "kulturland oldenburg" is published four times a year by the Landschaftsverband Oldenburgische Landschaft.