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2021.12.21

“Lost Art” website relaunched

The German Lost Art Foundation redesigned the website of the most extensive database worldwide for Nazi-looted art for a more up-to-date appearance and increased user-friendliness.  More details: “Lost Art” website relaunched …

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2021.11.25

Hamburg SUB restitutes Nazi-looted art to Friedrich Ebert Foundation together with ZB Recht

On November 17, 2021, the Staats- und Uni­ver­si­täts­bi­blio­thek Carl von Os­sietz­ky in Hamburg , together with the Zen­tral­bi­blio­thek Recht, restituted more than 100 books, letters and materials on Otto von Bismarck to the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung e.V. The books were located in the course of research for a project funded by the German Lost Art Foundation. During the collection’s handover, the history of Bismarck-Bücherei Specht, originally located in Aumühle, was traced. It was sold to the SPD-owned publishing house Auer-Verlag” in 1927 and became part of the holdings of the Staats- und Uni­ver­si­täts­bi­blio­thek as looted art during the National Socialist regime. More details: Hamburg SUB restitutes Nazi-looted art to Friedrich Ebert Foundation together with ZB Recht …

Hamburg SUB restitutes Nazi-looted art to Friedrich Ebert Foundation together with ZB Recht (refer to: Hamburg SUB restitutes Nazi-looted art to Friedrich Ebert Foundation together with ZB Recht)
2021.11.22

Jasmin Hartmann takes over as head of the Koordinationsstelle für Provenienzforschung in NRW

Newly established office to bundle activities in North Rhine-Westphalia in the field of provenance research to begin work on January 1, 2022 More details: Jasmin Hartmann takes over as head of the Koordinationsstelle für Provenienzforschung in NRW …

2021.11.10

New series “Working Paper Deutsches Zentrum Kulturgutverluste” published

The German Lost Art Foundation has published the first dossier in its new series “Working Paper Deutsches Zentrum Kulturgutverluste”. In the series "Working Paper Deutsches Zentrum Kulturgutverluste" the German Lost Art Foundation intermittently publishes current research papers online from all funding areas and the Foundation’s general activities. These include dossiers, guidelines, research aids, research reports and overviews of cultural property seized as a result of Nazi persecution (so-called Nazi-looted art), war-related removal or relocation of cultural assets (so-called trophy art), expropriation of cultural property in the Soviet occupation zone and the GDR, and cultural goods and collections from colonial contexts. More details: New series “Working Paper Deutsches Zentrum Kulturgutverluste” published …

2021.11.10

German Lost Art Foundation receives visitors from Namibia

Between October 25 and  November 1, the Berlin branch of the German Lost Art Foundation hosted Namibian museum curators. Golda Ha-eiros from the National Museum of Namibia in Windhoek and Ndeenda Shivute from the National Maritime Museum in Lüderitz informed themselves about funding opportunities and other activities in the field of colonial contexts, the development of respective debates in Germany and the research database Proveana. More details: German Lost Art Foundation receives visitors from Namibia …

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2021.11.01

Apply for projects now! Deadline ends 1.1.2022

The German Lost Art Foundation in Magdeburg is once again providing funding for provenance research projects focusing on “Nazi-looted art” and “Colonial Contexts”. The next application deadline for long-term funding in both fields is January 1, 2022. The Foundation funds individual, short-term research needs in both areas on a year-round basis and without a deadline. More details: Apply for projects now! Deadline ends 1.1.2022 …

2021.10.20

The Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München has restituted Rudolf von Alt’s work “Häuser in Teplitz”

The Staatliche Graphische Sammlung in Munich has returned the watercolor entitled “Häuser in Teplitz” by Rudolf von Alt to the heirs of the original owner. On October 15, 2021, the Minister of Art – Bernd Sibler – and the Director of the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung” in Munich – Michael Hering – handed over the work to the representative of the heirs of the Viennese collector Richard Stein, Mr. Felix Bloch. More details: The Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München has restituted Rudolf von Alt’s work “Häuser in Teplitz” …

The Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München has restituted Rudolf von Alt’s work “Häuser in Teplitz” (refer to: The Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München has restituted Rudolf von Alt’s work “Häuser in Teplitz”)
2021.10.18

Call for Papers: transfer – Journal for Provenance Research and Collection History

Interested scientists are being invited to submit contributions to the journal project transfer for the first annual issue in 2022. More details: Call for Papers: transfer – Journal for Provenance Research and Collection History …

2021.10.07

The Stiftung Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum has restituted Emil Nolde’s painting entitled “Buchsbaumgarten”

The Stiftung Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum has returned the painting entitled “Buchsbaumgarten” by Emil Nolde to the heirs of the former owners. The painting is to be offered for sale in the year-end auction from December 9 to 11, 2021 in Munich at Ketterer-Kunst. More details: The Stiftung Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum has restituted Emil Nolde’s painting entitled “Buchsbaumgarten” …

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2021.10.06

Gustav Lübcke Museum in Hamm explores 70 selected paintings and graphics

The Gustav Lübcke Museum in Hamm has begun investigating the provenance of 70 selected paintings and graphic works. In 2016, two objects from the collection were clearly identified as cultural property seized as a result of Nazi persecution and returned to the descendants of the former owners in 2019. The basis for comprehensive scientific research into the collection was the project “Provenienzforschung in NRW” carried out in 2019 in close cooperation between the regional associations Landschaftsverband Westfalen-Lippe and the Landschaftsverband Rheinland in various museums. More details: Gustav Lübcke Museum in Hamm explores 70 selected paintings and graphics …