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Foundation Board appoints new honorary executive board member

Date 2017.02.07

At its meet­ing yes­ter­day, the Foun­da­tion Board of the Ger­man Lost Art Foun­da­tion, which is chaired by the Fed­er­al Gov­ern­ment Com­mis­sion­er for Cul­ture and the Me­dia, Moni­ka Grüt­ters, ap­point­ed Prof. Gilbert Lupfer as its new hon­orary ex­ec­u­tive board mem­ber. Prof. Lupfer suc­ceeds Prof. Uwe Schneede in the po­si­tion of aca­dem­ic and re­search di­rec­tor as of April 1, 2017. Prof. Schneede’s two-year term of of­fice now con­cludes as agreed.

Moni­ka Grüt­ters said: “With the art his­to­ri­an Pro­fes­sor Lupfer, the Ger­man Lost Art Foun­da­tion has gained an ex­cep­tion­al­ly dis­tin­guished and ac­tive lead­er to over­see its aca­dem­ic and re­search-re­lat­ed mat­ters. Prof. Lupfer has earned an im­pres­sive rep­u­ta­tion in the prove­nance re­search field with the Dres­den-based ‘Daphne’ project. His ex­pe­ri­ence in re­search and aca­dem­ic co­op­er­a­tion make him the ide­al per­son to en­sure the Foun­da­tion con­tin­ues on its suc­cess­ful path and fur­ther es­tab­lish­es it­self, both na­tion­al­ly and in­ter­na­tion­al­ly, as a key point of con­tact and fun­der of prove­nance re­search in Ger­many.”

Pressemit­teilung der Stiftungsratsvor­sitzen­den Moni­ka Grüt­ters (PDF, 155 KB)