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Altakten und Inventarverzeichnisse, Altaktenarchiv Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte Oldenburg (refer to: Koordinationsstelle Provenienzforschung in North Rhine-Westfalia publishes blog)
Date 2022.04.12

Koordinationsstelle Provenienzforschung in North Rhine-Westfalia publishes blog

On the occasion of Provenance Research Day, the newly founded Koordinationsstelle Provenienzforschung (coordination office for provenance research) in North Rhine-Westphalia (KPF.NRW) is publishing its KPF.blog. More details: Koordinationsstelle Provenienzforschung in North Rhine-Westfalia publishes blog …

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Date 2022.04.07

A stroke of luck for the clover leaves – Aschersleben Museum returns cultural assets

Aschersleben Municipal Museum is to restitute seventeen objects to the local Masonic lodge Zu den drei Kleeblättern on 13 April 2022, this year’s Provenance Research Day. The museum has been housed at the lodge premises since 1955 and contains 109 Masonic objects. The provenance of the objects was investigated as part of a research project funded by the German Lost Art Foundation. More details: A stroke of luck for the clover leaves – Aschersleben Museum returns cultural assets …

* (refer to: Invitation to an information event by the German Lost Art Foundation at EU level)
Date 2022.04.06

Invitation to an information event by the German Lost Art Foundation at EU level

To introduce the work of the foundation while embedding it into a European context, the German Lost Art Foundation is pleased to invite you to a digital information event about its initiatives on
Thursday, 5 May 2022 at 3pm (video presentation in German with simultaneous translation into English) More details: Invitation to an information event by the German Lost Art Foundation at EU level …

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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” …