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Date 2022.11.16

Project is launched to study the Sámi collection at the Museum of European Cultures Berlin

From December 2022, the Museum of European Cultures (MEK) Berlin will begin investigating and processing the Sámi collection together with Sámi researchers, artists and other community representatives as part of a provenance research project funded by the German Lost Art Foundation. More details: Project is launched to study the Sámi collection at the Museum of European Cultures Berlin …

Liste aus der Kolonialzeit mit Lupe (refer to: Project is launched to study the Sámi collection at the Museum of European Cultures Berlin)
Altakten und Inventarverzeichnisse, Altaktenarchiv Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte Oldenburg (refer to: "Tiefenbohrung: Provenienzgeschichten aus dem Deutschen Buch- und Schriftmuseum" published by Hatje Cantz Verlag)
Date 2022.11.11

"Tiefenbohrung: Provenienzgeschichten aus dem Deutschen Buch- und Schriftmuseum" published by Hatje Cantz Verlag

Tiefenbohrung: Eine andere Provenienzgeschichte (“Deep drilling: a provenance history with a difference”), published by Hatje Cantz Verlag, tells the story of the origin of cultural property in museums. The book takes a close look at the paths, detours and dead ends taken by the holdings of the German Museum of Books and Writing, collected since 1884, before being stored in its depots. The focus is on destruction and raids as well as donations. More details: "Tiefenbohrung: Provenienzgeschichten aus dem Deutschen Buch- und Schriftmuseum" published by Hatje Cantz Verlag …

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 …