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Date 2020.06.19

New edition of periodical "Provenienz & Forschung" (Provenance and research) published

The Washington Conference of 1998 and the hence adopted “Washington Principles” laid the foundation for provenance research regarding Nazi-confiscated cultural property in Germany. On the anniversary of this momentous occasion, the German Lost Art Foundation hosted the international conference “20 Years Washington Principles: Roadmap for the Future” in Berlin in November 2018. This issue illustrates highlights of the program: various stakeholders take stock of what has been achieved over the past twenty years,current developments and future challenges are being discussed and the results of practice-oriented workshops are summarized. More details: New edition of periodical "Provenienz & Forschung" (Provenance and research) published …

Rückseite des Gemäldes Meleager und Atalante, Rubens-Werkstatt, 1643. Vom 1943 bis 1945 im Besitz von Hermann Göring, heute als Leihgabe der Bundesrepublik Deutschland im Rheinischen Landesmuseum Bonn (refer to: Provenance research conducted at two privately funded Jewish museums for the first time)
Date 2020.06.11

Provenance research conducted at two privately funded Jewish museums for the first time

The Jewish Museum of Westphalia in Dorsten (North Rhine-Westphalia) and Museum Synagoge Gröbzig (Saxony-Anhalt) are beginning to systematically examine their collections in order to identify property that may have been confiscated by the Nazis. These research activities have been made possible thanks to funding from the German Lost Art Foundation. It is the first time that privately funded Jewish museums have received financial support from the Foundation for provenance research. More details: Provenance research conducted at two privately funded Jewish museums for the first time …

Provenienzforschung am Stadtmuseum Oldenburg (refer to: Search for Nazi-confiscated property begins in Goethe University Frankfurt library)
Date 2020.06.01

Search for Nazi-confiscated property begins in Goethe University Frankfurt library

The University Library Johann Christian Senckenberg at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main has begun to examine its historic stock for Nazi-confiscated property. The German Lost Art Foundation is funding the project over a period of two years. More details: Search for Nazi-confiscated property begins in Goethe University Frankfurt library …

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Date 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: 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 …

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