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2020.06.10

German Lost Art Foundation approves approx. €650,000 in the first application round of 2020 for five research projects in the field of colonial contexts

How did valuable antique glassware from Syria end up in Mainz, and why are there still human remains from Africa in Rostock’s Institute for Anatomy today? With the debate around how to deal with objects from colonial contexts gaining momentum in Germany too, the country’s institutions have been asking themselves more and more questions about the origins of their holdings. More details: German Lost Art Foundation approves approx. €650,000 in the first application round of 2020 for five research projects in the field of colonial contexts …

2020.05.04

New book on the Gurlitt Art Trove

After completion of the systematic study, the German Lost Art Foundation has now released a scientific publication on the “Gurlitt Art Trove” as part of its “Provenire” series. More details: New book on the Gurlitt Art Trove …

2020.02.07

Greater openness and interconnectivity in provenance research: German Lost Art Foundation launches English version of its website Proveana

The German Lost Art Foundation has launched the most comprehensive provenance research database in Germany to date: Proveana, which now offers a user interface in English. At www.proveana.de, it is possible to search the results of research projects funded to date by the Foundation and its predecessor, the Bureau for Provenance Research, as well as data and reports on provenance research relating to the “Gurlitt art trove”. All information contained on the website Proveana is available in English, provenance reports are published in the original (German) version. More details: Greater openness and interconnectivity in provenance research: German Lost Art Foundation launches English version of its website Proveana …

2020.01.09

Opening of the Berlin-based “Help Desk” for enquiries about cultural assets seized in the National Socialist era

German Lost Art Foundation establishes point of contact in Berlin – art historian Dr Susanne Meyer-Abich was appointed director on 1. January 2020 More details: Opening of the Berlin-based “Help Desk” for enquiries about cultural assets seized in the National Socialist era …

2019.11.12

German Lost Art Foundation and five partners publish a manual on provenance research for cultural goods seized during the Nazi regime as a result of persecution

The first provenance research manual on identifying cultural goods confiscated as a result of persecution by the Nazis is designed to be a practical toolkit for employees of museums, libraries and archives, for art and antiques dealers, and also for private collections. More details: German Lost Art Foundation and five partners publish a manual on provenance research for cultural goods seized during the Nazi regime as a result of persecution …

2019.11.06

“To truly clarify everything”: German Lost Art Foundation presents new publication series “Provenire”. Volume one: Insights into ten years of funded provenance research

The German Lost Art Foundation’s new publication series “Provenire” shines a light into the darkness of history and attempts to draw up a preliminary inventory, without claiming to be exhaustive. Volume one in the series published by De Gruyter publishing house meticulously describes the harrowing fates of the victims, the chilling audacity of the perpetrators and the myriad challenges facing researchers today. This first volume entitled “Provenienzforschung in deutschen Sammlungen” (Provenance research in German collections) provides an insight into the experiences and findings from ten years of funded research on many different aspects of Nazi-confiscated property in museums, libraries and archives in Germany. More details: “To truly clarify everything”: German Lost Art Foundation presents new publication series “Provenire”. Volume one: Insights into ten years of funded provenance research …