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"kulturland oldenburg" magazine reports on two provenance research projects funded by the German Lost Art Foundation

Date 2016.06.27

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.

On­line edi­tion of the mag­a­zine "kul­tur­land old­en­burg" (on­ly Ger­man ver­sion)

De­scrip­tion of project by the Mu­se­ums­dorf Clop­pen­burg (on­ly Ger­man ver­sion)

De­scrip­tion of project by the Lan­desmu­se­um für Kun­st und Kul­turgeschichte Old­en­burg (on­ly Ger­man ver­sion)