Website of the German Lost Art Foundation

Date 2020.01.09

Opening of the Berlin-based “Help Desk” for enquiries about cultural assets seized in the National Socialist era

German Lost Art Foundation establishes point of contact in Berlin – art historian Dr Susanne Meyer-Abich was appointed director on 1. January 2020 More details: Opening of the Berlin-based “Help Desk” for enquiries about cultural assets seized in the National Socialist era …

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Gestell eines kleinen Tisches auf gedrechselten Beinen - 19. Jahrhundert, in einem Depot der Kulturstiftung Sachsen-Anhalt im ehemaligen Feudalmuseum Schloss Wernigerode (refer to: New edition of periodical "Provenienz & Forschung" (Provenance and research) published)
Date 2019.05.15

New edition of periodical "Provenienz & Forschung" (Provenance and research) published

The nature of seizures and transfers of cultural goods in the Soviet Occupation zone from 1945 to 1949 and in the GDR from 1949 to 1989 varied greatly. Since 2017, these incidents have been reviewed as part of basic research projects with the center's cooperation partners. This booklet illustrates not only the necessity for differentiated examination of these two complexes, but also of an evaluation of the legitimacy of seizures. It also illuminates the historic players and mechanisms, showing the bandwidth and diversity of current research. More details: New edition of periodical "Provenienz & Forschung" (Provenance and research) published …

Lynn Rother: Kunst durch Kredit. Die Berliner Museen und ihre Erwerbungen von der Dresdner Bank 1935 (refer to: Lynn Rother: Kunst durch Kredit. Die Berliner Museen und ihre Erwerbungen von der Dresdner Bank 1935)

Lynn Rother: Kunst durch Kredit. Die Berliner Museen und ihre Erwerbungen von der Dresdner Bank 1935

Lynn Rother, Senior Provenance Specialist at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, describes the transaction in which the State of Prussia bought more than 4,000 artworks from the Dresdner Bank for the Berlin museums for the huge sum of 7.5 million Reichsmarks on August 15, 1935. The transaction is explored here for the first time from an art historical and banking perspective. More details: Lynn Rother: Kunst durch Kredit. Die Berliner Museen und ihre Erwerbungen von der Dresdner Bank 1935 …