Private individuals can hand in looted art in the Oldenburg region
Oldenburg State Museum for Art and Cultural History, Stadtmuseum Oldenburg and Schlossmuseum Jever are offering families in the Weser-Ems region the opportunity to hand in heirlooms that they know are, or suspect to be, Jewish property seized by the Nazis. The items can be handed in at any of the three museums.
The aim of the initiative is to facilitate the identification and handover of looted art, store submitted items appropriately and exhibit them in order to obtain information on their past owners and trace their descendants.
The German Lost Art Foundation also advises private individuals, privately funded organizations and companies, and offers financial support for provenance research projects, provided the search for Nazi-confiscated property is in accordance with the Washington Principles and the Joint Declaration.