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* (refer to: Save the Date: Conference hosted by the German Lost Art Foundation on the subject of art theft in France)
Date 2017.05.31

Save the Date: Conference hosted by the German Lost Art Foundation on the subject of art theft in France

Each fall, the German Lost Art Foundation hosts a specialist conference. This year, noted French and German experts will give lectures on the subject of systematic art theft in France, reviewing the results of research performed on this topic in both countries under the heading "Theft & Trade. The French Art Market Under German Occupation (1940-1944)". More details: Save the Date: Conference hosted by the German Lost Art Foundation on the subject of art theft in France …

* (refer to: German Lost Art Foundation continues dialog with art collectors and art trade)
Date 2017.05.22

German Lost Art Foundation continues dialog with art collectors and art trade

On May 16, 2017, Rüdiger Hütte (full time member of the Foundation’s Executive Board), Prof. Gilbert Lupfer (academic director) and academic assistants from the Foundation met with representatives from art trade and gallery associations, art dealers and collectors at the German Lost Art Foundation in order to resume the dialog begun in 2015. More details: German Lost Art Foundation continues dialog with art collectors and art trade …

Altakten und Inventarverzeichnisse, Altaktenarchiv Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte Oldenburg (refer to: Restitution: Museum Lüneburg returns two museum exhibits to heirs of Hirsch Lengel)
Date 2017.05.20

Restitution: Museum Lüneburg returns two museum exhibits to heirs of Hirsch Lengel

Museum Lüneburg and Museumsverein für das Fürstentum Lüneburg (Principality of Lüneburg Museum Association) have today returned two pieces of linen damask to the heirs of Jewish businessman Hirsch Lengel. Both have been identified as Nazi-confiscated property. More details: Restitution: Museum Lüneburg returns two museum exhibits to heirs of Hirsch Lengel …

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Date 2017.10.25

Project Gurlitt identifies painting by Thomas Couture as Nazi-looted art

A tiny repaired hole pointed the provenance researchers to Georges Mandel. This detail enabled the Gurlitt Provenance Research Project team to identify the painting Portrait de jeune femme assise (Portrait of a Seated Young Woman) by Thomas Couture as Nazi-looted art. The artwork belonged to one of the most famous French victims of the Nazi regime, the high-ranking Jewish politician and anti-Nazi Georges Mandel. Mandel was detained by the National Socialists as an Ehrenhäftling, or prisoner of honour, in the German camps, and murdered in July 1944 by the French militia in the forest of Fontainebleau. His Paris apartment was targeted by German art-looting organisations at an early stage. More: Project Gurlitt identifies painting by Thomas Couture as Nazi-looted art …

Date 2017.08.31

The German Lost Art Foundation launches pilot projects to investigate the cultural assets confiscated in the Soviet Occupation Zone and the GDR

On September 1, 2017, the German Lost Art Foundation will be launching for the first time two projects to conduct a systematic investigation into the expropriation of cultural goods in the Soviet Occupation Zone (SBZ) and the GDR. More: The German Lost Art Foundation launches pilot projects to investigate the cultural assets confiscated in the Soviet Occupation Zone and the GDR …

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