Model project: FU Berlin and the German Lost Art Foundation organise the first comprehensive continuing education programme on provenance research
The Center for Continuing Education at the Freie Universität (FU) Berlin has teamed up with the German Lost Art Foundation to organise a continuing education programme on provenance research from 12 September to 16 December 2016. The project succeeded in engaging recognised experts as lecturers who will teach the extensive range of theoretical and practical knowledge and methods of provenance research necessary for identifying cultural assets seized through Nazi persecution or removed as a result of war. The intensive and practical dialogue with professionals from museums, libraries and archives will comprise an integral part of the continuing education programme.
Prof. Dr. Uwe. M. Schneede, honorary chairman of the Executive Board at the German Lost Art Foundation, was involved in the programme’s development and is part of the supervisory team: "This continuing education programme is a model worth emulating. When German universities start establishing professorships in Provenance Research, academic training and research will follow." The German Lost Art Foundation is providing start-up financing to provenance research training programmes nationwide – one of the central tasks outlined in the Foundation’s charter.
The continuing education programme is targeted at directors of collections, curators, museologists, trainees from all museum areas, art dealers and other participants of the art market, freelance provenance researchers, representatives of museum associations and museum staff, among others.