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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)
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 …