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2017.06.28

Hanover restitutes watercolor by Schmidt-Rottluff to heirs of Jewish businessman

The city of Hanover today returned “Marschlandschaft mit rotem Windrad (Das Windrad)” (Marsh Landscape With Red Windmill (The Windmill)), a 1922 watercolor by Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, to the heirs of Jewish factory owners Max and Margarethe Rüdenberg. More details: Hanover restitutes watercolor by Schmidt-Rottluff to heirs of Jewish businessman …

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2017.05.31

Save the Date: Conference hosted by the German Lost Art Foundation on the subject of art theft in France

Each fall, the German Lost Art Foundation hosts a specialist conference. This year, noted French and German experts will give lectures on the subject of systematic art theft in France, reviewing the results of research performed on this topic in both countries under the heading "Theft & Trade. The French Art Market Under German Occupation (1940-1944)". More details: Save the Date: Conference hosted by the German Lost Art Foundation on the subject of art theft in France …

2017.05.22

German Lost Art Foundation continues dialog with art collectors and art trade

On May 16, 2017, Rüdiger Hütte (full time member of the Foundation’s Executive Board), Prof. Gilbert Lupfer (academic director) and academic assistants from the Foundation met with representatives from art trade and gallery associations, art dealers and collectors at the German Lost Art Foundation in order to resume the dialog begun in 2015. More details: German Lost Art Foundation continues dialog with art collectors and art trade …

2017.05.20

Restitution: Museum Lüneburg returns two museum exhibits to heirs of Hirsch Lengel

Museum Lüneburg and Museumsverein für das Fürstentum Lüneburg (Principality of Lüneburg Museum Association) have today returned two pieces of linen damask to the heirs of Jewish businessman Hirsch Lengel. Both have been identified as Nazi-confiscated property. More details: Restitution: Museum Lüneburg returns two museum exhibits to heirs of Hirsch Lengel …

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2017.05.18

Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media restitutes more Nazi-confiscated property from the Gurlitt art trove

The Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, Monika Grütters, has restituted another work from the Gurlitt art trove in consultation with Kunstmuseum Bern. The painting “La Seine vue du Pont-Neuf, au fond le Louvre” by Camille Pissarro was returned to France earlier this week. The work was confiscated from Max Heilbronn, a Parisian businessman, by the Nazis in 1942. More details: Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media restitutes more Nazi-confiscated property from the Gurlitt art trove …

2017.05.16

German Lost Art Foundation presents itself

This coming weekend, the German Lost Art Foundation will be presenting its work and main activities to interested visitors at the Kulturhistorisches Museum Magdeburg to mark the Long Night of Science in Magdeburg (May 20) and International Museum Day (May 21). More details: German Lost Art Foundation presents itself …

2017.05.12

German Lost Art Foundation continues to expand international cooperation

As part of the German Lost Art Foundation’s international cooperation activities, Rüdiger Hütte (full-time member of the Foundation’s Executive Board) and Dr. Michael Franz (head of the Department for General and Administrative Matters at the Foundation) held discussions on May 9–11, 2017, with different international partner institutions. More details: German Lost Art Foundation continues to expand international cooperation …

2017.05.04

Special exhibition: Liebieghaus presents latest provenance research findings

The Liebieghaus sculpture collection in Frankfurt am Main is today opening the exhibition “Between Definite and Dubious. Sculptures and Their Histories (Acquired 1933–1945)”. More details: Special exhibition: Liebieghaus presents latest provenance research findings …

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2017.05.04

Klassik Stiftung Weimar’s mobile display cabinet presents provenance findings relating to Jenny Fleischer

Beginning this week, the Klassik Stiftung cultural foundation in Weimar is highlighting the history of Jenny Fleischer in a mobile display cabinet in the entrance hall of the city palace. More details: Klassik Stiftung Weimar’s mobile display cabinet presents provenance findings relating to Jenny Fleischer …

2017.04.06

German Lost Art Foundation presents itself for the first time at the Long Night of Science in Magdeburg

With several lectures and activities, the German Lost Art Foundation will take part in Magdeburg’s Long Night of Science for the first time on May 20, 2017. More details: German Lost Art Foundation presents itself for the first time at the Long Night of Science in Magdeburg …