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Gilbert Lupfer is appointed new honorary executive board of the German Lost Art Foundation

Date 2017.03.30

The art his­to­ri­an Prof. Dr. Gilbert Lupfer will take up his po­si­tion as the new hon­orary ex­ec­u­tive board of the Ger­man Lost Art Foun­da­tion on 1 April 2017.

Gilbert Lupfer: “Over the past two years since the Ger­man Lost Art Foun­da­tion was found­ed, it has es­tab­lished it­self as a com­pe­tence cen­tre. I am very pleased to ac­com­pa­ny the Foun­da­tion in the time ahead as it con­tin­ues ad­dress­ing new top­ics such as the loss of cul­tur­al as­sets af­ter 1945. I look for­ward to putting my ex­per­tise to use, draw­ing on al­most 15 years of ex­pe­ri­ence in the fields of prove­nance re­search, aca­dem­ic ad­min­is­tra­tion, uni­ver­si­ty re­search and teach­ing.”

Mr. Lupfer’s ap­point­ment as the Foun­da­tion’s next aca­dem­ic and re­search di­rec­tor al­so marks the end of Prof. Dr. Uwe M. Schneede’s term as hon­orary ex­ec­u­tive board. Ap­point­ed to the po­si­tion by the Foun­da­tion board when the Ger­man Lost Art Foun­da­tion was found­ed on 1 Jan­uary 2015, Mr. Schneede’s term now con­cludes ac­cord­ing to his con­trac­tu­al agree­ment.

Uwe M. Schneede: “We have suc­ceed­ed in launch­ing a wide ar­ray of projects which aim to in­ves­ti­gate Nazi-loot­ed art and pro­vide an op­por­tu­ni­ty for the in­jured par­ties to see some jus­tice served. The Foun­da­tion is now recog­nised both na­tion­al­ly and in­ter­na­tion­al­ly as a cen­tral, in­de­pen­dent au­thor­i­ty en­trust­ed with the task of pro­mot­ing prove­nance re­search. I am hap­py we have gained such an ac­knowl­edged ex­pert as Prof. Lupfer who will now steadi­ly and res­o­lute­ly con­tin­ue this course of de­vel­op­ment.”

Since 2008, Lupfer has head­ed the prove­nance re­search, cat­a­logu­ing and in­ven­to­ry project “Daphne” at the Dres­den State Art Col­lec­tions (SKD), and in 2013, was ap­point­ed di­rec­tor of the SKD De­part­ment of Re­search and Sci­en­tif­ic Co­op­er­a­tion. He is al­so an ad­junct pro­fes­sor of Art His­to­ry at the TU Dres­den. In past years, he has served as deputy chair­man of the fund­ing com­mit­tee of the Ger­man Lost Art Foun­da­tion, as chair­man of the ad­vi­so­ry board of the for­mer Magde­burg Co­or­di­na­tion Of­fice, and as a mem­ber of the ad­vi­so­ry com­mit­tee of the for­mer Bu­reau for Prove­nance Re­search (AfP), both of which were lat­er in­cor­po­rat­ed in­to the Foun­da­tion.

The Ex­ec­u­tive Board of the Ger­man Lost Art Foun­da­tion is com­prised of two mem­bers. Rüdi­ger Hütte is the full-time ex­ec­u­tive board, re­spon­si­ble for man­ag­ing the Foun­da­tion’s ac­tiv­i­ties on a dai­ly ba­sis and rep­re­sent­ing the Foun­da­tion in mat­ters of ju­di­cial and ex­tra-ju­di­cial rel­e­vance. He over­sees the Foun­da­tion's ad­min­is­tra­tive af­fairs, while Gilbert Lupfer, as hon­orary ex­ec­u­tive board, is en­trust­ed with over­see­ing aca­dem­ic and re­search-re­lat­ed mat­ters.

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