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* (refer to: Foundation promotes trust-based cooperation in return procedures)
Date 2018.10.15

Foundation promotes trust-based cooperation in return procedures

On October 10, 2018, the German Lost Art Foundation held a round table in Berlin on the theme of “Nazi-confiscated property—overcoming distrust”. Among those invited to the discussion were representatives of victims and survivors of Nazi theft as well as lawyers and experts from museums, libraries and archives. More details: Foundation promotes trust-based cooperation in return procedures …

* (refer to: German Lost Art Foundation sets up additional focus on cultural goods from colonial contexts)
Date 2018.08.20

German Lost Art Foundation sets up additional focus on cultural goods from colonial contexts

As specified by the Board of the German Lost Art Foundation, the Foundation will implement a new field of activity focusing on cultural goods from colonial contexts. With this new department, financial support will be made available starting in 2019 primarily for research projects investigating the provenance of cultural goods from colonial contexts in public institutions in Germany. More details: German Lost Art Foundation sets up additional focus on cultural goods from colonial contexts …

Simon de Vlieger oder Anthonie Waterloo, Waldlandschaft, um 1650, Öl auf Holz, 35 x 48 cm, Bomann-Museum Celle (refer to: Bomann-Museum Celle restitutes Dutch painting "Wooded Landscape")
Date 2018.08.14

Bomann-Museum Celle restitutes Dutch painting "Wooded Landscape"

Some 77 years after the painting “Wooded Landscape” was seized by the Nazis, the Bomann-Museum Celle has returned the work from the collection of Alfons and Hedwig Jaffé to the descendants of the Jewish couple. The painting was handed over at the London premises of the Commission for Looted Art in Europe, which has represented the interests of the family for many years. More details: Bomann-Museum Celle restitutes Dutch painting "Wooded Landscape" …

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Press Releases

Date 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: Gurlitt provenance research identifies new case of Nazi-confiscated art …

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

MindmapUeberschrift

Mindmap The Foundation Project Funding "Nazi confiscated art" What are "fair and just" solutions? Statute Washington Principles Common Declaration Event documentation Contact the press office Cooperative partnerships Advisory Commission Gurlitt Provenance Research Lost Art-Database “Modul Forschungsergebnisse”