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German Lost Art Foundation funds six short-term research projects

Date 2015.07.28

The ex­ec­u­tive board of the Ger­man Lost Art Foun­da­tion – Rüdi­ger Hütte and Prof. Dr. Uwe M. Schneede – ap­proved fund­ing for six short-term re­search projects. A to­tal of 80,000 eu­ros will go to­ward fi­nanc­ing project pro­pos­als sub­mit­ted by the fol­low­ing in­sti­tu­tions:

  • Kun­sthalle Bre­men
  • Märkisches Mu­se­um Wit­ten
  • Staatliche Kun­sthalle Karl­sruhe
  • Stadt­mu­se­um Old­en­burg
  • Städtis­che Museen Wet­zlar
  • Stiftung Mu­se­um Kun­st­palast Düs­sel­dorf

The av­er­age fund­ing du­ra­tion of these prove­nance re­search projects is three to six months. They pri­mar­i­ly aim to clar­i­fy in­di­vid­u­al cas­es, par­tic­u­lar­ly in re­sponse to con­crete in­quiries for in­for­ma­tion or claims of resti­tu­tion di­rect­ed at pub­lic in­sti­tu­tions.

In its joint ses­sion on 21 May 2015, the Foun­da­tion’s ad­vi­so­ry com­mit­tee rec­om­mend­ed fund­ing to sev­en­teen longer-term projects which aim to sys­tem­at­i­cal­ly ex­am­ine in-house col­lec­tions to de­ter­mine whether they con­tain artis­tic and cul­tur­al as­sets which were con­fis­cat­ed through per­se­cu­tion by the Nazi regime. (>> View press re­lease).