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Invitation - Online information event on project funding for provenance research in the field of colonial contexts

Date 2022.10.20

The de­part­ment Cul­tur­al Goods and Col­lec­tions from Co­lo­nial Con­texts of the Ger­man Lost Art Foun­da­tion will present its ac­tiv­i­ties and the fund­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties at an on­line event

on Wednes­day, 9th Novem­ber 2022 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. (UTC+1:00) and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (UTC+1:00).

The Ger­man Lost Art Foun­da­tion was es­tab­lished as a civ­il-law foun­da­tion by the Ger­man fed­er­al and state gov­ern­ments and lead­ing mu­nic­i­pal as­so­ci­a­tions on 1st Jan­uary 2015. It is the na­tion­al and in­ter­na­tion­al con­tact part­ner for all mat­ters per­tain­ing to the il­le­gal seizure of cul­tur­al goods in Ger­many. The main ac­tiv­i­ties fo­cus on cul­tur­al as­sets con­fis­cat­ed by the Na­tion­al So­cial­ists through per­se­cu­tion. An­oth­er field of ac­tiv­i­ty is cul­tur­al prop­er­ty loss­es dur­ing the So­vi­et oc­cu­pa­tion and in the GDR.

As of April 2018, the Foun­da­tion is al­so ac­tive in the field of cul­tur­al goods and col­lec­tions from co­lo­nial con­texts. Since 2019 some 50 projects look­ing in­to the prove­nance of mu­se­um col­lec­tions have been award­ed fund­ing, many of which are in­ter­na­tion­al col­lab­o­ra­tive projects.

The fund­ing is aimed at in­sti­tu­tions col­lect­ing, pre­serv­ing or re­search­ing cul­tur­al goods and col­lec­tions from colo­nial con­texts. These in­clude mu­se­ums, uni­ver­si­ties and oth­er re­search in­sti­tu­tions. The fund­ing ex­plic­it­ly aims to strength­en in­ter­na­tion­al co­op­er­a­tion and in­ten­si­fy ex­change with re­gions and com­mu­ni­ties of ori­gin.

At the We­bex con­fer­ence, we will pro­vide in­for­ma­tion about the var­i­ous fund­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties.

This will be fol­lowed by par­al­lel break­out ses­sions on the top­ics of

  • in­ter­na­tion­al co­op­er­a­tion (Dr Laris­sa Förster),
  • from ini­tial check to ba­sic and con­tex­tu­al re­search (Dr Jan Hüs­gen) and
  • prove­nance re­search on hu­man re­mains (Sarah Fründt).

 

The de­part­ment Cul­tur­al Goods and Col­lec­tions from Co­lo­nial Con­texts is look­ing for­ward to shar­ing ideas and in­for­ma­tion with you!

If you are in­ter­est­ed to at­tend, please reg­is­ter for the event with An­na Wick­es-Neira (an­na.wick­es-neira@kul­turgutver­luste.de) by Mon­day 07 Novem­ber 2022. We will send you an email with the reg­is­tra­tion in­for­ma­tion short­ly be­fore the event.

The de­part­ment Cul­tur­al Goods and Col­lec­tions from Co­lo­nial Con­texts is look­ing for­ward to shar­ing ideas and in­for­ma­tion with you!