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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 …

2022.11.11

"Tiefenbohrung: Provenienzgeschichten aus dem Deutschen Buch- und Schriftmuseum" published by Hatje Cantz Verlag

Tiefenbohrung: Eine andere Provenienzgeschichte (“Deep drilling: a provenance history with a difference”), published by Hatje Cantz Verlag, tells the story of the origin of cultural property in museums. The book takes a close look at the paths, detours and dead ends taken by the holdings of the German Museum of Books and Writing, collected since 1884, before being stored in its depots. The focus is on destruction and raids as well as donations. More details: "Tiefenbohrung: Provenienzgeschichten aus dem Deutschen Buch- und Schriftmuseum" published by Hatje Cantz Verlag …

2022.11.10

New online finding aid for provenance researchers: files of the Düsseldorf City Archives analysed

The Düsseldorf City Archives and the city’s Provenance Research Unit have completed an extensive joint project to index municipal files dating back to the Nazi era (1933-1945). A digital search aid is now available which can be used by provenance researchers and other interested parties to conduct online research and retrieve archival records. More details: New online finding aid for provenance researchers: files of the Düsseldorf City Archives analysed …

2022.11.08

"Kunst und Profit. Museen und der französische Kunstmarkt im Zweiten Weltkrieg" published by de Gruyter.

Kunst und Profit. Museen und der französische Kunstmarkt im Zweiten Weltkrieg (“Art and profit. Museums and the French art market in the Second World War”) is the title of a German-French anthology now published by de Gruyter. The editors of the anthology are art historians Elisabeth Furtwängler and Mattes Lammert, while the foreword is by Bénédicte Savoy and Gilbert Lupfer. More details: "Kunst und Profit. Museen und der französische Kunstmarkt im Zweiten Weltkrieg" published by de Gruyter. …

2022.11.03

New issue, new face: relaunch and new volume of Provenienz & Forschung

The German Lost Art Foundation has published a new issue of the periodical Provenienz & Forschung: accompanying the Foundation’s autumn conference this year, the latest issue of the series explores the topic of “Peripheries”. More details: New issue, new face: relaunch and new volume of Provenienz & Forschung …

Provenienz & Forschung "Peripherien" (refer to: New issue, new face: relaunch and new volume of Provenienz & Forschung)
2022.10.20

Invitation - Online information event on project funding for provenance research in the field of colonial contexts

The department Cul­tur­al Goods and Col­lec­tions from Colo­nial Con­texts of the German Lost Art Foundation will present its activities and the funding opportunities at an online event on Wednesday, 9th November 2022 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. (UTC+1:00) and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (UTC+1:00). More details: Invitation - Online information event on project funding for provenance research in the field of colonial contexts …

2022.10.19

Academy of Arts opens the exhibition Provenance Research.

The Academy of Arts (Akademie der Künste) opens its exhibition Provenance Research in Berlin on 28 October. The exhibition focuses on central aspects of the ownership history of works of art, shedding light on the identification of Nazi-looted art in the museum’s own holdings and the search for the collections of the Prussian Academy of Arts that were lost during the Second World War. More details: Academy of Arts opens the exhibition Provenance Research. …

2022.10.04

Liebermann Villa on Lake Wannsee shows exhibition on the provenance research carried out into its collection

The Liebermann Villa on Lake Wannsee has opened the exhibition When artworks speak. Provenance research on the collection of the Liebermann Villa. The collection has been assembled since the 1990s and today comprises more than 200 objects, most of them having belonged to Max Liebermann. More details: Liebermann Villa on Lake Wannsee shows exhibition on the provenance research carried out into its collection …

2022.09.27

Hamburg State and University Library returns Nazi-looted property – and receives it as a gift

The special exhibition Sehr erfreuliche Vermehrungen. Zur Suche nach NS-Raubgut in den Sondersammlungen der Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Hamburg (“Very gratifying additions. On the search for cultural property expropriated as a result of National Socialist persecution in the special collections at Hamburg State and University Library.”) ended last Thursday with a restitution and a “double handover”. More details: Hamburg State and University Library returns Nazi-looted property – and receives it as a gift …

Hamburg State and University Library returns Nazi-looted property – and receives it as a gift (refer to: Hamburg State and University Library returns Nazi-looted property – and receives it as a gift)
2022.09.16

Museum of Fine Arts Bern opens exhibition entitled Taking stock. Gurlitt in review

The Museum of Fine Arts Bern has opened the exhibition Taking stock. Gurlitt in review, which can be seen until 15 January 2023. More details: Museum of Fine Arts Bern opens exhibition entitled Taking stock. Gurlitt in review …

Museum of Fine Arts Bern opens exhibition entitled Taking stock. Gurlitt in review (refer to: Museum of Fine Arts Bern opens exhibition entitled Taking stock. Gurlitt in review)