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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 …

2020.05.04

New book on the Gurlitt Art Trove

The German Lost Art Foundation releases the second volume of its publication series “Provenire” More details: New book on the Gurlitt Art Trove …

Second volume of the publication series “Provenire” (refer to: New book on the Gurlitt Art Trove)
2020.04.10

Lost Art Database creates transparency for 20 years

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2020.02.07

German Lost Art Foundation launches English version of its website Proveana

The German Lost Art Foundation has launched the most comprehensive provenance research database in Germany to date: Proveana, which now offers a user interface in English. At www.proveana.de, it is possible to search the results of research projects funded to date by the Foundation and its predecessor, the Bureau for Provenance Research, as well as data and reports on provenance research relating to the “Gurlitt art trove”. All information contained on the website Proveana is available in English, provenance reports are published in the original (German) version. More details: German Lost Art Foundation launches English version of its website Proveana …

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 …

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 …

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 …