Liebieghaus publishes digital guide to exhibition on Nazi-confiscated property
The Liebieghaus sculpture collection in Frankfurt am Main has published a digital guide to its exhibition on Nazi-confiscated property “Between Definite and Dubious. Sculptures and Their Histories (Acquired 1933–1945)”. This new multimedia resource provides insights into the works on display and also presents the stories behind the objects and the collectors whose property was seized.
“The commitment shown by the Liebieghaus to examine the provenance of its holdings and to present the results of its research in such a transparent and innovative way is exemplary. We sincerely hope that other organizations follow this example,” said Gilbert Lupfer, member of the executive board of the German Lost Art Foundation.
In the exhibition, the Liebieghaus addresses the history of the museum and its collections during the National Socialist period and focuses on acquisitions made during those years. The exhibition findings are based on a research project which is being funded over three years by the German Lost Art Foundation in Magdeburg. The project began in May 2015. It is systematically examining the origin and history of around 400 works to determine whether they are cultural assets seized as a result of Nazi persecution.
The digital guide is available at http://provenienz.liebieghaus.de/en.
Project description (only German version)