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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 …

2020.05.15

Gilbert Lupfer becomes new full-time Executive Board of the German Lost Art Foundation

Art historian Prof. Gilbert Lupfer is taking up a full-time position on the German Lost Art Foundation’s Executive Board as of May 15, 2020. Based on a Foundation Board decision, he succeeds Rüdiger Hütte, whose period in office is ending after five years as agreed. Gilbert Lupfer, who previously held an honorary position on the Foundation’s Executive Board, is now its sole member. More details: Gilbert Lupfer becomes new full-time Executive Board of the German Lost Art Foundation …

2020.05.06

German Lost Art Foundation approves approx. €2.87 million for 25 provenance research projects on Nazi-confiscated property in first funding round of 2020

He fled Berlin in 1933 as a rich man and died in 1950 in modest circumstances: Jewish banker Hugo Simon survived the Holocaust in Brazil, but was not able to save his substantial art collection. He did manage to get some of the works out of Germany, but had to sell most of them, and others were subsequently seized by the Nazis. Hugo Simon’s descendants are now working together with the Art History department at the University of Hamburg to reconstruct exactly what happened to his art collection. This is one of a total of 25 research projects being funded in 2020 by the German Lost Art Foundation in Magdeburg. More details: German Lost Art Foundation approves approx. €2.87 million for 25 provenance research projects on Nazi-confiscated property in first funding round of 2020 …

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 …

2020.03.10

In search of lost cultural property in the Stasi files

German Lost Art Foundation and the Federal Commissioner for Stasi Records publish a new research tool for provenance research More details: In search of lost cultural property in the Stasi files …

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 …