German Lost Art Foundation sets up additional focus on cultural goods from colonial contexts
As specified by the Board of the German Lost Art Foundation, the Foundation will implement a new field of activity focusing on cultural goods from colonial contexts. With this new department, financial support will be made available starting in 2019 primarily for research projects investigating the provenance of cultural goods from colonial contexts in public institutions in Germany. Basic research projects will also be included. Involvement of and cooperation with the communities of origin will be of special significance for this research. The research results collected in the Foundation’s research database (currently being set up) should be made transparent and accessible to as many interested parties and user groups as possible, particularly for scientific and research purposes. In this way, the Foundation shall gradually develop into a contact for matters relating to cultural goods from colonial contexts, as it already is for issues concerning Nazi-confiscated property and implementation of the Washington Principles.
Further information is available here.