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2018.02.06

Conference: "20 Years Washington Principles: Roadmap for the Future" (26-28 November 2018)

Exactly two decades after more than 40 countries and many non-state organizations adopted the Washington Conference Principles on Nazi-Confiscated Art in 1998, the German Lost Art Foundation is organizing a specialist conference entitled “20 Years Washington Principles: Roadmap for the Future”. More details: Conference: "20 Years Washington Principles: Roadmap for the Future" (26-28 November 2018) …

2018.01.09

Event follow up: "Theft & Trade. The French Art Market Under German Occupation (1940-1944)"

With around 300 attendees, the conference “Theft & Trade. The French Art Market Under German Occupation (1940-1944)”, organized by the German Lost Art Foundation and chaired by executive board member Prof. Dr. Gilbert Lupfer, was a great success for the German Lost Art Foundation. More details: Event follow up: "Theft & Trade. The French Art Market Under German Occupation (1940-1944)" …

2017.12.14

Wetzlar civic museums begin long-term provenance research project - Foundation provides financial support

On December 15, Wetzlar’s civic museums will launch a long-term project to research the provenance of objects from the collection of pediatrician Dr. Irmgard Lemmers-Danforth. This will be funded over a period of 18 months by the German Lost Art Foundation in Magdeburg. More details: Wetzlar civic museums begin long-term provenance research project - Foundation provides financial support …

Ansicht Innenhof Palais Papius (refer to: Wetzlar civic museums begin long-term provenance research project - Foundation provides financial support)
2017.12.12

Archives of the Akademie der Künste in Berlin launch provenance research project

In October, the Archives of the Akademie der Künste (Academy of Arts) in Berlin began a provenance research project. The German Lost Art Foundation in Magdeburg is supporting this research work with a financial grant over a period of two years. More details: Archives of the Akademie der Künste in Berlin launch provenance research project …

2017.12.11

Improvements of search functions in the Lost Art database

The user interface of the "Advanced Search" in the Lost Art database has been redesigned for a more comfortable and comprehensive search. More details: Improvements of search functions in the Lost Art database …

2017.11.17

Oldenburg State Museum presents Nazi-confiscated property from private collections and households

As part of the special exhibition “Herkunft verpflichtet! Die Geschichte hinter den Werken”, the State Museum for Art and Cultural History in Oldenburg is, for the first time, presenting five objects from private collections and households which are suspected of being Nazi-confiscated property, or which have already been identified as such. More details: Oldenburg State Museum presents Nazi-confiscated property from private collections and households …

Präsentation der Restitutionssammlung in der Ausstellung "Herkunft verpflichtet!", Landesmuseum Oldenburg (refer to: Oldenburg State Museum presents Nazi-confiscated property from private collections and households)
2017.11.15

Tübingen city museum restitutes gold scales - Foundation funds the research

Tübingen city museum has returned a set of small gold scales dating from the 18th century to the heirs of their Jewish former owner, Adolf Dessauer. The scales had been identified as Nazi-confiscated property. The restitution is the result of a three-year research project funded by the German Lost Art Foundation in Magdeburg. More details: Tübingen city museum restitutes gold scales - Foundation funds the research …

Restitution einer Goldwaage aus dem Stadtmuseum Tübingen (refer to: Tübingen city museum restitutes gold scales - Foundation funds the research)
2017.11.13

Further provenance research training for museum volunteers from Thuringia, Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt

Last week, the German Lost Art Foundation organized further training at the Kulturhistorisches Museum Magdeburg for volunteers from museums in Thuringia, Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt. More details: Further provenance research training for museum volunteers from Thuringia, Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt …

Volontäre aus Museen Thüringen, Sachsen und Sachsen-Anhalt im Gespräch (refer to: Further provenance research training for museum volunteers from Thuringia, Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt)
2017.11.01

Initial check project in Saxony-Anhalt now being conducted for the second time

In order to drive ahead the search for Nazi-confiscated property in Saxony-Anhalt, the Museumsverband Sachsen-Anhalt e. V. museum association is launching another initial check project. The German Lost Art Foundation in Magdeburg is supporting the project with a financial grant over a period of two years. More details: Initial check project in Saxony-Anhalt now being conducted for the second time …

2017.10.25

Project Gurlitt identifies painting by Thomas Couture as Nazi-looted art

A tiny repaired hole pointed the provenance researchers to Georges Mandel. This detail enabled the Gurlitt Provenance Research Project team to identify the painting Portrait de jeune femme assise (Portrait of a Seated Young Woman) by Thomas Couture as Nazi-looted art. More details: Project Gurlitt identifies painting by Thomas Couture as Nazi-looted art …

Thomas Couture (1815–1879): Portrait of a Seated Young Woman, 1850–1855 (refer to: Project Gurlitt identifies painting by Thomas Couture as Nazi-looted art)