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MKG Hamburg publishes conference proceedings from symposium on looted art – Uwe M. Schneede praises museum’s pioneering role

Date 2016.09.26

The Mu­se­um für Kun­st und Gewerbe Ham­burg (MKG) has pub­lished con­fer­ence pro­ceed­ings from the sym­po­sium “Loot­ed art? Sil­ver from Jew­ish col­lec­tions – How mu­se­ums deal with it” held on Febru­ary 4 and 5, 2016.

In his open­ing speech, Uwe M. Schneede, mem­ber of the ex­ec­u­tive board of the Ger­man Lost Art Foun­da­tion in Magde­burg, em­pha­sized the pi­o­neer­ing role tak­en by the mu­se­um in its ap­proach to ex­am­in­ing its own hold­ings for Nazi loot­ed art: “In 2014, the pre­vi­ous find­ings of the re­search work were in­te­grat­ed in­to the col­lec­tion in a tru­ly ex­cel­lent ex­am­ple of best prac­tice, with at­ten­tion fo­cused not on­ly on re­solved cas­es but al­so on out­stand­ing is­sues. This demon­strates com­pe­tent han­dling of the mu­se­um’s own his­to­ry and its re­spon­si­bil­i­ty to­wards vic­tims,” said Schneede.

The Ger­man Lost Art Foun­da­tion and its pre­de­ces­sor have pro­vid­ed fi­nan­cial sup­port to the Mu­se­um für Kun­st und Gewerbe Ham­burg since 2011 for a va­ri­ety of projects.

The event to which the pub­lished con­fer­ence pro­ceed­ings re­late was held as part of the ex­hi­bi­tion “Loot­ed art? Prove­nance re­search on the col­lec­tions of the Mu­se­um für Kun­st und Gewerbe Ham­burg”.

Project de­scrip­tions (on­ly Ger­man ver­sions)

Besteckschrank im Depot des MKG Besteckschrank im Depot des MKG Besteckschrank im Depot des MKG Source:  Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg: Martin Luther/Dirk Fellenberg