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2023.01.16

First issue published of transfer – Journal for Provenance Research and the History of Collection

The first issue has been published of the open-access online journal transfer Journal for Provenance Research and the History of Collection (1/2022) on arthistoricum.net; it is now available for free download at https://doi.org/10.48640/tf.2022.1 . More details: First issue published of transfer – Journal for Provenance Research and the History of Collection …

2023.01.10

Museum Angewandte Kunst opens exhibition The Collection of Maximilian von Goldschmidt-Rothschild

The Museum Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt am Main opens its exhibition The Collection of Maximilian von Goldschmidt-Rothschild on 27 January 2023. It is the first time the Frankfurt museum has dedicated an exhibition to this private collector and patron and his once famous art collection. The history of the collection reflects the life of the collector, who was persecuted as a Jew under National Socialism. More details: Museum Angewandte Kunst opens exhibition The Collection of Maximilian von Goldschmidt-Rothschild …

2023.01.03

Advanced training programme on library provenance research: registration by 10 March 2023

For the second time, the German Lost Art Foundation and the German Library Association are sponsoring the certificate course on library provenance research offered by the Center for Continuing Education at the Free University of Berlin. The Commission for Provenance Research and Provenance Cataloguing of the German Library Association (dbv) is responsible for the content of the course. More details: Advanced training programme on library provenance research: registration by 10 March 2023 …

2022.12.28

Kunst, Konflikt, Kollaboration. Hildebrand Gurlitt und die Moderne published by De Gruyter

The book Kunst, Konflikt, Kollaboration. Hildebrand Gurlitt und die Moderne (“Art, conflict, collaboration. Hildebrand Gurlitt and modernism”) has now been published by De Gruyter as volume 14 in its series of papers on “degenerate art” (Schriften der Forschungsstelle “Entartete Kunst”). The volume was published to accompany the exhibition Gurlitt in review in Bern and is based on extensive research into Hildebrand Gurlitt’s art holdings. The book presentation will take place at the end of the exhibition on Sunday, 15 January 2023, in Bern. More details: Kunst, Konflikt, Kollaboration. Hildebrand Gurlitt und die Moderne published by De Gruyter …

2022.12.23

Audio recording available: All contributions from the autumn conference Die Peripherie im Zentrum (“The periphery at the centre”) available online

All contributions from the digital autumn conference organised by the German Lost Art Foundation entitled Die Peripherie im Zentrum. Vergessenes, Verdrängtes und Vernachlässigtes in der Provenienzforschung (“The periphery at the centre. What is forgotten, suppressed and neglected in provenance research”) are now also available in the form of an audio documentation. More details: Audio recording available: All contributions from the autumn conference Die Peripherie im Zentrum (“The periphery at the centre”) available online …

2022.12.16

New working paper published on colonial violence in German New Guinea

In its series Working Paper Deutsches Zentrum Kulturgutverluste, the German Lost Art Foundation has published a study entitled Koloniale Gewalt in Deutsch-Neuguinea und der Raub kultureller Objekte und menschlicher Überreste (“Colonial violence in German New Guinea and the looting of cultural objects and human remains”). More details: New working paper published on colonial violence in German New Guinea …

2022.12.05

Museum Schloss Fasanerie begins research project to investigate the art collection in possession of the House of Hesse Cultural Foundation

Since October 2022, the Museum Schloss Fasanerie in Eichenzell has been reviewing its collections for unlawful acquisitions made during the National Socialist era. The German Lost Art Foundation is funding the research project for a period of one year. More details: Museum Schloss Fasanerie begins research project to investigate the art collection in possession of the House of Hesse Cultural Foundation …

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2022.11.29

Working paper on restitution claims and the restitution of cultural property and collections from colonial contexts

The German Lost Art Foundation has published an overview of restitution claims and restitutions of cultural property and collections from colonial contexts in the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic in the period 1970 to 2021. More details: Working paper on restitution claims and the restitution of cultural property and collections from colonial contexts …

2022.11.21

Publication of introductory guide to provenance research

The book Einführung in die Provenienzforschung. Wie die Herkunft von Kulturgut entschlüsselt wird, an introductory guide to the field of provenance research, has been published by C.H.Beck Verlag. More details: Publication of introductory guide to provenance research …

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 …