Website of the German Lost Art Foundation

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 …

2019.03.14

Gurlitt provenance research identifies new case of Nazi-confiscated art

Researchers conducting provenance research into the Gurlitt art trove have identified the painting “Quai de Clichy” by Paul Signac as Nazi-confiscated art. The research finding has been confirmed by international review experts. A claim has been registered for the return of the painting. The painting was among the hoard of artworks discovered at Cornelius Gurlitt’s home in Salzburg. A report containing details of the painting was entered into the Lost Art Database in 2016. More details: Gurlitt provenance research identifies new case of Nazi-confiscated art …

2019.02.04

Confronting colonial history - the German Lost Art Foundation launches a new funding programme

From 2019, the GermanLost Art Foundation will fund provenance research projects and basic research focusing on collections from colonial contexts. The Foundation has been accepting applications since the start of the year and will provide €1.9 million this year for the new funding programme. A funding committee set up for this purpose will now begin assessing fundingapplications for provenance research on collections from colonial contexts. More details: Confronting colonial history - the German Lost Art Foundation launches a new funding programme …

2018.11.29

Conclusions of the Specialist Conference “20 Years of Washington Principles: Roadmap for the Future”

An international conference dedicated to assessing the implementation of the Washington Principles on Nazi-Confiscated Art since their adoption in 1998 was held in Berlin, Germany on November 26-28, 2018. The approximately 800 participants included leading international specialists, institutions, Holocaust survivors, and their descendants. They examined the implementation of the principles, which have played a central role in restituting Nazi stolen property worldwide. Organized by the German Lost Art Foundation, the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation) and Kulturstiftung der Länder, the cultural foundation of the German states, the conference focused on the future, further development, and measures for improvement. More details: Conclusions of the Specialist Conference “20 Years of Washington Principles: Roadmap for the Future” …