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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" …

Events

Press Releases

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

Date 2018.09.11

Gurlitt Provenance Research project identifies four works of Nazi-confiscated art

Four drawings by the artists Charles Dominique Joseph Eisen, Augustin de Saint-Aubin and Anne Vallayer-Coster have been identified as Nazi-confiscated art by the Gurlitt Provenance Research project. Their origins can be traced back to the Jewish family Deutsch de la Meurthe in Paris, in whose private home they were hanging. The house was confiscated during the National Socialist occupation. After the end of the war, the family filed a loss report that included the drawings. More: Gurlitt Provenance Research project identifies four works of Nazi-confiscated art …

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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”