New: Foundation now also supports privately funded institutions and private individuals in provenance research
The new guideline on provenance research funding, which came into force on February 6, 2017, now also gives privately funded institutions (e.g. museums, archives, corporate collections, associations) and private individuals the opportunity to apply for provenance research funding from the German Lost Art Foundation.One of the prerequisites for funding is that the proposed undertaking seeks a just and fair solution in accordance with the Washington Principles and the Joint Declaration.
Works of art, furniture, books and other cultural assets are eligible for investigation, irrespective of their value. The German Lost Art Foundation offers specialist assistance at any time and, in individual cases, financial support for the following types of projects:
- Systematic research and investigation of individual or total holdings to determine whether they contain cultural assets seized as a result of Nazi persecution,
- Basic research into the historical context of the looting of cultural assets by the Nazis,
- The opening up of archive holdings,
- Reconstruction of private collections or holdings that were seized, divided up or destroyed as a result of persecution under the Nazi regime.
The next application deadline for long-term research projects is April 1, 2017.
The Foundation provides funding for short-term research needs on a case-by-case basis up to a maximum amount of €15,000 throughout the year with no application deadline.
More information on funding and the current application forms are available here.
The Provenance Research Department will be happy to provide an initial specialist consultation and answer any technical or content-related questions.
German Lost Art Foundation
Dr. Dagmar Thesing
project consulting for private institutions and private citizens
Telephone: +49 (0) 391 727 763 31
Telefax: +49 (0)391 727 763 6