German Lost Art Foundation executive board approves approx. €2 million for 24 provenance research projects
The German Lost Art Foundation has decided to follow the recommendation of the funding committee and provide funding for 24 research proposals submitted by museums, libraries, academic institutions and archives.In doing so, the Foundation is supporting locally based searches for cultural assets seized as a result of Nazi persecution and is providing total funding of around €2 million for them.
“The research will also explore new areas.An archeological museum in Frankfurt am Main and a shipping museum in Bremerhaven will examine their own holdings for Nazi-confiscated property for the first time,” said Uwe M. Schneede, member of the German Lost Art Foundation executive board.
An overview of the approved projects can be found in the annex (only German version).
Since the Federal and state governments began supporting provenance research projects, the institutions funded to date have received around €19.5 million.A total of 237 projects (159 long-term and 78 short-term) have been implemented at these institutions.
The German Lost Art Foundation is the national and international contact partner for all matters pertaining to the unlawful seizure of cultural assets in Germany in the 20th century.It supports provenance research with research grants and registers lost and found reports for cultural assets in its publicly accessible Lost Art Database.The application deadlines for long-term research projects are April 1 and October 1 every year.
Further information about funding opportunities can be found at: www.germanlostartfoundation.org