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2020.09.01

Manual for Provenance Research in Germany is now available in English

In cooperation with five partners, the German Lost Art Foundation published the “Provenance Research Manual to Identify Cultural Property Seized Due to Persecution During the National Socialist Era”. The English translation of the German “Leitfaden Provenienzforschung” is now available online.. More details: Manual for Provenance Research in Germany is now available in English …

2020.08.07

German Contact Point for Collections from Colonial Contexts Now Launched

With its seat at the Cultural Foundation of the German Federal States, the German Cotact Point for Collections from Colonial Contexts is the new central port of call for all questions about collections from colonial contexts in Germany. More details: German Contact Point for Collections from Colonial Contexts Now Launched …

2020.06.19

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

The Washington Conference of 1998 and the hence adopted “Washington Principles” laid the foundation for provenance research regarding Nazi-confiscated cultural property in Germany. On the anniversary of this momentous occasion, the German Lost Art Foundation hosted the international conference “20 Years Washington Principles: Roadmap for the Future” in Berlin in November 2018. This issue illustrates highlights of the program: various stakeholders take stock of what has been achieved over the past twenty years,current developments and future challenges are being discussed and the results of practice-oriented workshops are summarized. More details: New edition of periodical "Provenienz & Forschung" (Provenance and research) published …

2020.06.11

Provenance research conducted at two privately funded Jewish museums for the first time

The Jewish Museum of Westphalia in Dorsten (North Rhine-Westphalia) and Museum Synagoge Gröbzig (Saxony-Anhalt) are beginning to systematically examine their collections in order to identify property that may have been confiscated by the Nazis. These research activities have been made possible thanks to funding from the German Lost Art Foundation. It is the first time that privately funded Jewish museums have received financial support from the Foundation for provenance research. More details: Provenance research conducted at two privately funded Jewish museums for the first time …

2020.06.01

Search for Nazi-confiscated property begins in Goethe University Frankfurt library

The University Library Johann Christian Senckenberg at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main has begun to examine its historic stock for Nazi-confiscated property. The German Lost Art Foundation is funding the project over a period of two years. More details: Search for Nazi-confiscated property begins in Goethe University Frankfurt library …

2020.05.30

German government restitutes Nazi-confiscated property

The Federal Art Administration (KVdB) has returned two Ferdinand Waldmüller paintings owned by the German government to the legal successors of the previous owner, who live in Austria. More details: German government restitutes Nazi-confiscated property …

2020.05.29

Freiburg and Dresden university libraries restitute Nazi-confiscated property

The Saxon State and University Library Dresden (SLUB) and the University Library of the University of Freiburg have jointly returned three books to the heirs of Dutch philosopher Leo Polak (1880–1941). Polak’s descendants will give the books to Amsterdam University Library, as has been the case with other previously restituted volumes. The copy held by the SLUB was identified as Nazi-confiscated property during the course of a research project funded by the German Lost Art Foundation. More details: Freiburg and Dresden university libraries restitute Nazi-confiscated property …

2020.05.28

Museum Huelsmann in Bielefeld opens special exhibition on provenance research

The Museum Huelsmann in Bielefeld has opened its special exhibition “Vermächtnis sucht Herkunft. Provenienzforschung zur Sammlung Friedrich und Gertrud Huelsmann in Bielefeld” (A bequest in search of its origins. Provenance research on the collection of Friedrich and Gertrud Huelsmann in Bielefeld). The museum is showcasing the findings of a provenance research project funded by the German Lost Art Foundation until the end of 2021. More details: Museum Huelsmann in Bielefeld opens special exhibition on provenance research …

2020.05.19

Module for research results offered by the German Lost Art Foundation will be taken offline

The “Modul Forschungsergebnisse” (module for research results) offered by the German Lost Art Foundation will be taken offline on 30 June 2020. More details: Module for research results offered by the German Lost Art Foundation will be taken offline …

2020.05.19

Bomann-Museum Celle: Special exhibition on provenance research extended

The special exhibition “Suche nach Herkunft – NS-Raubkunst im Bomann-Museum?!” (Searching for origins—Nazi-looted art in the Bomann Museum?!) at the Bomann-Museum Celle has been extended and can now be viewed until September 13, 2020. It presents selected findings from three years of provenance research, which has been funded by the German Lost Art Foundation in Magdeburg. More details: Bomann-Museum Celle: Special exhibition on provenance research extended …