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German Lost Art Foundation executive board approves approx. €2 million for 24 provenance research projects

Date 2016.12.05

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.ger­man­lostart­foun­da­