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2020.05.18

Klassik Stiftung Weimar and Goethe Society return 189 books to the heir of Susanne Türck

The Klassik Stiftung Weimar and the Goethe Society have returned 189 books to the legal heir of Susanne Türck. Because these books are of great importance for the Weimar holdings, the Klassik Stiftung bought the books back following the restitution. More details: Klassik Stiftung Weimar and Goethe Society return 189 books to the heir of Susanne Türck …

2020.05.16

Baden-Württemberg restitutes Nazi-confiscated property

The German federal state of Baden-Württemberg has returned objects from the holdings of the Baden State Museum and Karlsruhe State Art Gallery to the legitimate heirs of their former owners. The items had been identified as Nazi-confiscated property. More details: Baden-Württemberg restitutes Nazi-confiscated property …

Teekanne, Meißen (refer to: Baden-Württemberg restitutes Nazi-confiscated property)
2020.05.08

Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz returns drawing to descendants of Friedrich Guttsmann

The Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation—SPK) has returned the pen and ink wash drawing “Auf Hiddensee” (On Hiddensee) by Jakob Philipp Hackert to the heirs of Jewish businessman Friedrich Guttsmann (1888–1959). It has been identified as Nazi-confiscated property.
The SPK discovered the drawing in the course of systematic research into the holdings of the Kupferstichkabinett (Museum of Prints and Drawings). The research project was funded by the German Lost Art Foundation over a period of three years. More details: Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz returns drawing to descendants of Friedrich Guttsmann …

Auf Hiddensee, 1764, Feder, Tusche, laviert, Bleistift, von Jakob Philipp Hackert (15.9.1737 - 28.4.1807), Blattmaß 37,2 x 54,0 cm, Inventar-Nr.: SZ Hackert 230  (refer to: Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz returns drawing to descendants of Friedrich Guttsmann)
2020.05.07

The Research Association for Provenance Research in Bavaria publishes 2019 activity report

The Research Association for Provenance Research in Bavaria has published its . The report provides an overview of the research work and projects being conducted by 22 participating institutions, of which 15 are members and 7 are cooperation partners. More details: The Research Association for Provenance Research in Bavaria publishes 2019 activity report …

2020.05.06

Deutsches Kunstarchiv publishes the first travel diary written by Hans Posse, Hitler’s special representative, online

The Deutsches Kunstarchiv (DKA) at the Germanisches Nationalmuseum has published the first of five travel diaries written by Hans Posse, Hitler’s special representative, on the website https://editionhansposse.gnm.de. The German Lost Art Foundation funded this project from 2017 to March 2020.
Background: More details: Deutsches Kunstarchiv publishes the first travel diary written by Hans Posse, Hitler’s special representative, online …

2020.05.06

Chair of Colonial Contexts Funding Committee elected

The Colonial Contexts Funding Committee at the German Lost Art Foundation has just elected Prof. Dr. Barbara Plankensteiner (Museum am Rothenbaum, Hamburg) as its chair and Prof. Dr. Monica Juneja (University of Heidelberg) as its deputy chair.The committee gathered today, Monday, for its constituent meeting at the State Representation Office of Saxony-Anhalt in Berlin. More details: Chair of Colonial Contexts Funding Committee elected …

Die Mitglieder des Förderbeirats „Koloniale Kontexte“ des Deutschen Zentrums Kulturgutverluste und die Vorsitzende des Stiftungsrats, Staatsministerin Prof. Monika Grütters (refer to: Chair of Colonial Contexts Funding Committee elected)
2020.05.05

Museum Fünf Kontinente provides cinematic insights into its research project

The Museum Fünf Kontinente in Munich has posted a German video on YouTube about its research project on the collection acquired by Max von Stetten between 1893 and 1896 in Cameroon. The project has been funded by the German Lost Art Foundation since November 2019. More details: Museum Fünf Kontinente provides cinematic insights into its research project …

2020.05.04

New book on the Gurlitt Art Trove

The German Lost Art Foundation releases the second volume of its publication series “Provenire” More details: New book on the Gurlitt Art Trove …

Second volume of the publication series “Provenire” (refer to: New book on the Gurlitt Art Trove)
2020.04.27

Saarland Cultural Heritage Foundation gives works by Max Slevogt back to the heirs of Julius Freund

The Saarland Cultural Heritage Foundation has given several works by Max Slevogt back to the heirs of the rightful owner, Julius Freund. Since 2015, the German Lost Art Foundation has been supporting systematic research into the provenance of the Saarbrücken holdings. This restitution is based on this research. More details: Saarland Cultural Heritage Foundation gives works by Max Slevogt back to the heirs of Julius Freund …

Max Slevogt, Scheherezade erzählt ihre Geschichte dem Kalifen, 1901, Federzeichnung (refer to: Saarland Cultural Heritage Foundation gives works by Max Slevogt back to the heirs of Julius Freund)
2020.04.24

The Museum Association of Brandenburg launches its fifth initial check

As part of its continuing search for Nazi-confiscated property in Brandenburg, the Museum Association of Brandenburg e.V. is launching another initial check project in three museums in Brandenburg. The German Lost Art Foundation in Magdeburg is supporting the association with a grant. It is the fifth initial check to be implemented by the association. More details: The Museum Association of Brandenburg launches its fifth initial check …