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2019.03.26

Recommendation of the Advisory Commission (Dr. Max James Emden ./. German Federal Government)

The Advisory Commission on the return of cultural property seized as a result of Nazi persecution, especially Jewish property, chaired by Prof. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Papierhas produced the following opinion in the matter of Dr. Max James Emden ./. German Federal Government. More details: Recommendation of the Advisory Commission (Dr. Max James Emden ./. German Federal Government) …

2019.02.20

Funding Committee "Colonial Contexts" Newly Appointed

Since January 1, 2019, the German Lost Art Foundation has begun offering project funding regarding research into the origin of cultural goods from colonial contexts. The first application deadline for project proposals will be June 1, 2019. Commissioner for Culture und Media Monika Grütters has appointed a new Funding Committee "Colonial Goods" to evaluate the applications received and prepare funding recommendations for the Foundation’s Executive Board. More details: Funding Committee "Colonial Contexts" Newly Appointed …

2019.02.18

20 Years Washinton Principles - Conference-Documentation Online

The (video) documentation of the international Specialist Conference “20 Years Washington Principles: Roadmap for the Future” is now available on the website of the German Lost Art Foundation in English and German language format. More details: 20 Years Washinton Principles - Conference-Documentation Online …

2018.11.30

Board of trustees elects Dr. Ute Haug as new chair

On November 27, 2018, Dr. Ute Haug was elected as the new chair of the German Lost Art Foundation’s board of trustees. She succeeds Isabel Pfeiffer-Poensgen, who resigned as a member of the board of trustees and thus as its chair on June 30, 2017 after being appointed Minister of Culture and Science for the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. More details: Board of trustees elects Dr. Ute Haug as new chair …

2018.10.15

Foundation promotes trust-based cooperation in return procedures

On October 10, 2018, the German Lost Art Foundation held a round table in Berlin on the theme of “Nazi-confiscated property—overcoming distrust”. Among those invited to the discussion were representatives of victims and survivors of Nazi theft as well as lawyers and experts from museums, libraries and archives. More details: Foundation promotes trust-based cooperation in return procedures …

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2018.08.20

German Lost Art Foundation sets up additional focus on cultural goods from colonial contexts

As specified by the Board of the German Lost Art Foundation, the Foundation will implement a new field of activity focusing on cultural goods from colonial contexts. With this new department, financial support will be made available starting in 2019 primarily for research projects investigating the provenance of cultural goods from colonial contexts in public institutions in Germany. More details: German Lost Art Foundation sets up additional focus on cultural goods from colonial contexts …

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2018.08.14

Bomann-Museum Celle restitutes Dutch painting "Wooded Landscape"

Some 77 years after the painting “Wooded Landscape” was seized by the Nazis, the Bomann-Museum Celle has returned the work from the collection of Alfons and Hedwig Jaffé to the descendants of the Jewish couple. The painting was handed over at the London premises of the Commission for Looted Art in Europe, which has represented the interests of the family for many years. More details: Bomann-Museum Celle restitutes Dutch painting "Wooded Landscape" …

Simon de Vlieger oder Anthonie Waterloo, Waldlandschaft, um 1650, Öl auf Holz, 35 x 48 cm, Bomann-Museum Celle (refer to: Bomann-Museum Celle restitutes Dutch painting "Wooded Landscape")
2018.08.06

Program of the international conference "20 Years of Washington Principles: Roadmap to the Future" published

Today, the German Lost Art Foundation publishes the program of the international specialist conference “20 Years Washington Principles: Roadmap for the Future”. More details: Program of the international conference "20 Years of Washington Principles: Roadmap to the Future" published …

Cover Image Brochure Specialist Conference "20 Years Washington Principles: Roadmap for the Future", November 26-28, 2018, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (refer to: Program of the international conference "20 Years of Washington Principles: Roadmap to the Future" published)
2018.08.01

First Come, First Served: Registration Period for Specialist Conference “20 Years of Washington Principles: Roadmap for the Future“ starts August 20, 2018

To mark the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Washington Principles, the German Lost Art Foundation is convening an international conference of specialists “20 Years Washington Principles: Roadmap for the Future” at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin from November 26 to 28, 2018. Registration for the conference commences on August 20 through October 12, 2018. More details: First Come, First Served: Registration Period for Specialist Conference “20 Years of Washington Principles: Roadmap for the Future“ starts August 20, 2018 …

Cover Image Brochure Specialist Conference "20 Years Washington Principles: Roadmap for the Future", November 26-28, 2018, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (refer to: First Come, First Served: Registration Period for Specialist Conference “20 Years of Washington Principles: Roadmap for the Future“ starts August 20, 2018)
2018.02.06

Conference: "20 Years Washington Principles: Roadmap for the Future" (26-28 November 2018)

Exactly two decades after more than 40 countries and many non-state organizations adopted the Washington Conference Principles on Nazi-Confiscated Art in 1998, the German Lost Art Foundation is organizing a specialist conference entitled “20 Years Washington Principles: Roadmap for the Future”. More details: Conference: "20 Years Washington Principles: Roadmap for the Future" (26-28 November 2018) …