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2020.04.21

Bremerhaven Maritime Museum calls for participation in research project

The German Maritime Museum/Leibniz Institute for Maritime History (DSM) in Bremerhaven has called for the public to get involved in the provenance research project that the museum has been conducting since 2018 with support from the German Lost Art Foundation.
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Historische Zeitungsanzeige aus dem Jahr 1942 (refer to: Bremerhaven Maritime Museum calls for participation in research project)
2020.04.16

Museum of the City of Leipzig provides information on provenance research project

The Museum of the City of Leipzig is publishing information on its blog about its provenance research project that the German Lost Art Foundation has been funding since April 2019. More details: Museum of the City of Leipzig provides information on provenance research project …

Einige der zu untersuchenden Provenienzen im Stadtgeschichtlichen Museum Leipzig (refer to: Museum of the City of Leipzig provides information on provenance research project)
2020.04.15

Central Archive for German and International Art Market Research becomes an institute of the University of Cologne

The Central Archive for German and International Art Market Research (ZADIK) is to be integrated into the University of Cologne as an independent scientific institute. The archive was founded in 1992 by the Federal Association of German Galleries (BVDG) as the world’s first special archive on the history of the art market. It collects and preserves the archives of important galleries, art dealerships and auction houses. More details: Central Archive for German and International Art Market Research becomes an institute of the University of Cologne …

2020.04.10

Lost Art Database creates transparency for 20 years

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2020.04.07

Provenance Research Day at the German Lost Art Foundation

International Provenance Research Day is being held tomorrow, April 8, 2020, for the second time. The German Lost Art Foundation is marking the occasion by publishing two online articles. The event that was originally planned (an open day) has been canceled due to the current situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. More details: Provenance Research Day at the German Lost Art Foundation …

2020.04.01

New contact details for the Lost Art Foundation’s Berlin office

Since April 1, 2020, the Berlin office of the German Lost Art Foundation has been contactable at the following address and telephone number: More details: New contact details for the Lost Art Foundation’s Berlin office …

2020.04.01

Research project on Felix Ganz's art collection begins

The Institute of Art History and Musicology at Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz (JGU) has launched a project aimed at reconstructing the private art collection of Jewish businessman Felix Ganz (1869–1944). It is funded by the German Lost Art Foundation in Magdeburg. Felix Ganz’s great-grandson Adam Ganz, who lives in London, is providing significant support for the project by making documents from the extensive family archive available. More details: Research project on Felix Ganz's art collection begins …

2020.03.05

Unusual object: German Maritime Museum restitutes four-stroke engine

The German Maritime Museum (DSM)/Leibniz Institute for Maritime History in Bremerhaven has reached an agreement with the heirs of the Forchheimer family on a fair and just solution in line with the Washington Principles. A single cylinder four-stroke engine—identified as Nazi-confiscated property—is being restituted to the family but will remain in the museum on permanent loan. More details: Unusual object: German Maritime Museum restitutes four-stroke engine …

Einzylinder-Viertaktmotor (refer to: Unusual object: German Maritime Museum restitutes four-stroke engine)
2020.03.05

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

Last week, the German Lost Art Foundation and the Arbeitskreis Volontariat Mitteldeutschland once again organized further training for volunteers from museums and libraries in Thuringia, Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt. This took place at the Kunstmuseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen in Magdeburg. More details: Further training for museum volunteers from Thuringia, Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt …

2020.03.04

Saarland Cultural Heritage Foundation returns Nazi-confiscated property to the heirs of publisher Fritz Hermann

The Saarland Cultural Heritage Foundation has returned the 1902 painting “Ananas” (Pineapple) by Max Slevogt to the heirs of its previous rightful owners. The restitution came about as the result of a research project supported by the German Lost Art Foundation between 2015 and 2019, in which the provenances of paintings in the Saarland Museum Modern Gallery were systematically examined. More details: Saarland Cultural Heritage Foundation returns Nazi-confiscated property to the heirs of publisher Fritz Hermann …

Max Slevogt, Ananas, 1902, Öl auf Leinwand (refer to: Saarland Cultural Heritage Foundation returns Nazi-confiscated property to the heirs of publisher Fritz Hermann)