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2017.10.16

City of Wetzlar returns two donor panels to heirs of Ottmar Strauss

Last week, the City of Wetzlar returned two donor panels to the rightful heirs of Ottmar Strauss. More details: City of Wetzlar returns two donor panels to heirs of Ottmar Strauss …

2017.10.10

University of Würzburg holds public lecture series entitled “Collections—Provenance—Cultural heritage 2.0”

The University of Würzburg (JMU) and the Museum für Franken are jointly holding a series of public lectures. The aim is to present the current fields of provenance research and their findings. More details: University of Würzburg holds public lecture series entitled “Collections—Provenance—Cultural heritage 2.0” …

2017.09.27

Bayerische Staatsbibliothek restitutes 67 works

The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (Bavarian State Library—BSB) has returned 67 books previously owned by the “Vereins katholischer Religionslehrer an den höheren Lehranstalten Bayerns” to its successor organization, the “Verband der katholischen Religionslehrer und Religionslehrerinnen an den Gymnasien in Bayern e.V.” (KRGB). More details: Bayerische Staatsbibliothek restitutes 67 works …

2017.09.26

Kunsthalle in Kiel returns looted property

The Kunsthalle museum in Kiel has returned cultural property displaced as a result of war (“looted property”) to the State Literary and Historical Architectural Museum Reserve in Taganrog, southern Russia. More details: Kunsthalle in Kiel returns looted property …

2017.09.11

Second round of initial check ends in southern Lower Saxony

The Landschaftsverband Südniedersachsen e. V. regional association today presented the findings of the project “Initial check in five town and regional museums - the continuing search for Nazi-confiscated property in southern Lower Saxony”. The project was funded by the German Lost Art Foundation in Magdeburg. These findings are from the second round of the search for unlawfully confiscated cultural property, the first round having been carried out in five museums in southern Lower Saxony in 2016. More details: Second round of initial check ends in southern Lower Saxony …

2017.09.04

German Oceanographic Museum begins provenance research - Foundation provides financial support

The German Oceanographic Museum in Stralsund started a provenance research project at the beginning of September. It is funded by the German Lost Art Foundation in Magdeburg. More details: German Oceanographic Museum begins provenance research - Foundation provides financial support …

2017.08.29

Klassik Stiftung Weimar’s mobile display cabinet presents provenance findings on Ernst Polaczek

Beginning today, the Klassik Stiftung Weimar (KSW) is presenting the history of the Jewish art historian Ernst Polaczek in a mobile display cabinet in the entrance hall of the Goethe National Museum. More details: Klassik Stiftung Weimar’s mobile display cabinet presents provenance findings on Ernst Polaczek …

2017.08.28

Three items lost during wartime are returned to the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister in Dresden

The Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister (Old Masters Picture Gallery) in Dresden has received back another three works of art that have been missing since 1945. More details: Three items lost during wartime are returned to the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister in Dresden …

August Querfurt, Reiterrast vor einer Hütte in Ruinen Öl auf Kupfer, 32 x 42,5 cm  (refer to: Three items lost during wartime are returned to the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister in Dresden)
2017.08.24

German Maritime Museum exhibits provenance research objects

The German Maritime Museum in Bremerhaven has created a cabinet exhibition in which it is displaying objects that are currently the subject of provenance research. More details: German Maritime Museum exhibits provenance research objects …

Kabinettausstellung »Provenienzforschung – Fragen an die Herkunft« im Deutschen Schiffahrtsmuseum (refer to: German Maritime Museum exhibits provenance research objects)
2017.08.18

“Provenance research explained” - new website format for the German Lost Art Foundation

With its new website format “Provenance research explained—an interview with...” the Foundation regularly presents projects that are particularly exemplary or implement fascinating research activities. More details: “Provenance research explained” - new website format for the German Lost Art Foundation …