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* (refer to: New series “Working Paper Deutsches Zentrum Kulturgutverluste” published)
Date 2021.11.10

New series “Working Paper Deutsches Zentrum Kulturgutverluste” published

The German Lost Art Foundation has published the first dossier in its new series “Working Paper Deutsches Zentrum Kulturgutverluste”. In the series "Working Paper Deutsches Zentrum Kulturgutverluste" the German Lost Art Foundation intermittently publishes current research papers online from all funding areas and the Foundation’s general activities. These include dossiers, guidelines, research aids, research reports and overviews of cultural property seized as a result of Nazi persecution (so-called Nazi-looted art), war-related removal or relocation of cultural assets (so-called trophy art), expropriation of cultural property in the Soviet occupation zone and the GDR, and cultural goods and collections from colonial contexts. More details: New series “Working Paper Deutsches Zentrum Kulturgutverluste” published …

* (refer to: German Lost Art Foundation receives visitors from Namibia)
Date 2021.11.10

German Lost Art Foundation receives visitors from Namibia

Between October 25 and  November 1, the Berlin branch of the German Lost Art Foundation hosted Namibian museum curators. Golda Ha-eiros from the National Museum of Namibia in Windhoek and Ndeenda Shivute from the National Maritime Museum in Lüderitz informed themselves about funding opportunities and other activities in the field of colonial contexts, the development of respective debates in Germany and the research database Proveana. More details: German Lost Art Foundation receives visitors from Namibia …

Date 2021.11.01

Apply for projects now! Deadline ends 1.1.2022

The German Lost Art Foundation in Magdeburg is once again providing funding for provenance research projects focusing on “Nazi-looted art” and “Colonial Contexts”. The next application deadline for long-term funding in both fields is January 1, 2022. The Foundation funds individual, short-term research needs in both areas on a year-round basis and without a deadline. More details: Apply for projects now! Deadline ends 1.1.2022 …

Events

Press Releases

Date 2021.12.21

“Lost Art” website relaunched

The German Lost Art Foundation redesigned the website of the most extensive database worldwide for Nazi-looted art for a more up-to-date appearance and increased user-friendliness. More: “Lost Art” website relaunched …

Date 2021.11.17

“Dealing with our own colonial past”: The German Lost Art Foundation hosts the digital autumn conference “The Long History of Claims for the Return of Cultural Heritage from Colonial Contexts”

The debate around the return of cultural goods to former colonial regions is highly topical – and at the same time much older than most assume. In the digital autumn conference “The Long History of Claims for the Return of Cultural Heritage from Colonial Contexts” from 17 to 19 November 2021 in cooperation with Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz and the Research Center for Material Culture of the National Museum of World Cultures, the Netherlands, the German Lost Art Foundation investigates the long history of claims for restitution of cultural goods and human remains from colonised countries. More: “Dealing with our own colonial past”: The German Lost Art Foundation hosts the digital autumn conference “The Long History of Claims for the Return of Cultural Heritage from Colonial Contexts” …