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2021.08.09

Save the Date: Virtual Autumn Conference of the German Lost Art Foundation from November 17 to 19, 2021

The conference, "The Long History of Claims for the Return of Cultural Heritage from Colonial Contexts," will be held from November 17-19, 2021 as a virtual conference in cooperation with the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation and The Research Center for Material Culture of the National Museum of World Cultures, the Netherlands. More details: Save the Date: Virtual Autumn Conference of the German Lost Art Foundation from November 17 to 19, 2021 …

2021.05.28

Jewish Museum of Westphalia opens exhibition on provenance research

The Jewish Museum of Westphalia will open an exhibition on provenance research titled "In Search of Lost Identity" on June 27. More details: Jewish Museum of Westphalia opens exhibition on provenance research …

2021.05.28

Institute for Classical Archaeology at the University of Erlangen examines objects from the Collection of Classical Antiquities

Attic ceramic fragments and other ancient objects are the focus of a provenance research project that has begun at the Institute of Classical Archaeology at the Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and is funded by the German Lost Art Foundation. In the course of another research project, it had come to light that many of the red-figure clay shards from the local antiquities collection had been purchased in 1939 by a private Munich collection called "Dehn," which had hitherto been unknown to researchers. More details: Institute for Classical Archaeology at the University of Erlangen examines objects from the Collection of Classical Antiquities …

2021.05.10

New issue of "Provenienz & Forschung" published

The German Lost Art Foundation has published a new issue of the periodical "Provenienz & Forschung". Issue 1|2021 is about the topic "Libraries". More details: New issue of "Provenienz & Forschung" published …

2021.05.05

The German Lost Art Foundation mourns the death of Freya Paschen (1973 – 2021)

Deeply saddened, the Ex­ec­u­tive Board, staff and employees of the German Lost Art Foundation bid farewell to their colleague Freya Paschen, who passed away in Storkow (Mark) on April 23, 2021 at the age of 48. More details: The German Lost Art Foundation mourns the death of Freya Paschen (1973 – 2021) …

Freya Paschen (1973 – 2021). (refer to: The German Lost Art Foundation mourns the death of Freya Paschen (1973 – 2021))
2021.05.03

Prof. Bénédicte Savoy receives Carl Friedrich Gauss Medal

The art historian Prof. Bénédicte Savoy has received the Carl Friedrich Gauss Medal 2021 of the Braunschweig Scientific Society (BWG). During a virtual ceremony last Friday, Savoy was honored for her excellent scholarly contributions to a transnational history of modern art. The Carl Friedrich Gauss Medal is awarded once a year for outstanding scholarly achievement. More details: Prof. Bénédicte Savoy receives Carl Friedrich Gauss Medal …

Prof. Dr. Bénédicte Savoy was honored for her excellent scholarly contributions to a transnational history of modern art. (refer to: Prof. Bénédicte Savoy receives Carl Friedrich Gauss Medal)
2021.04.19

Museum Foundation Post and Telecommunications hands over book to Jewish Museum Frankfurt

As part of a project funded by the German Lost Art Foundation, the Museum Foundation Post and Telecommunication has discovered a book formerly owned by Frankfurt judicial councilor Dr Ludwig Heilbrunn. After its history has been processed, the book was handed over to the Jewish Museum Frankfurt, which has an extensive collection on the Heilbrunn family. More details: Museum Foundation Post and Telecommunications hands over book to Jewish Museum Frankfurt …

2021.04.15

Wurttemberg State Museum continues provenance research

A new project on "Systematic Provenance Research on the Acquisitions of the Wurttemberg State Museum since 1945" has begun at the Wurttemberg State Museum. The research project will run until June 30, 2022 and is made possible by the German Lost Art Foundation, with co-financing provided by the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts of Baden-Wurttemberg. More details: Wurttemberg State Museum continues provenance research …

2021.04.09

Aschersleben Museum begins research on Masonic objects

The Städtisches Museum in Aschersleben has begun researching its Masonic holdings. In a six-month project funded by the German Lost Art Foundation, all Masonic objects in the museum will be located and examined for their provenance. More details: Aschersleben Museum begins research on Masonic objects …

2021.03.24

Deadline extended: Call for Papers - Virtual conference 2021

This year's autumn conference of the German Lost Art Foundation will take place November 17-19, 2021, as a virtual conference and in cooperation with the Research Center for Material Culture, the research institute of the National Museum of World Cultures, the Netherlands. The topic is the often forgotten history of today's debate on the return of cultural goods and collections from colonial contexts. More details: Deadline extended: Call for Papers - Virtual conference 2021 …