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Altakten und Inventarverzeichnisse, Altaktenarchiv Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte Oldenburg (refer to: Kunst, Konflikt, Kollaboration. Hildebrand Gurlitt und die Moderne published by De Gruyter)
Date 2022.12.28

Kunst, Konflikt, Kollaboration. Hildebrand Gurlitt und die Moderne published by De Gruyter

The book Kunst, Konflikt, Kollaboration. Hildebrand Gurlitt und die Moderne (“Art, conflict, collaboration. Hildebrand Gurlitt and modernism”) has now been published by De Gruyter as volume 14 in its series of papers on “degenerate art” (Schriften der Forschungsstelle “Entartete Kunst”). The volume was published to accompany the exhibition Gurlitt in review in Bern and is based on extensive research into Hildebrand Gurlitt’s art holdings. The book presentation will take place at the end of the exhibition on Sunday, 15 January 2023, in Bern. More details: Kunst, Konflikt, Kollaboration. Hildebrand Gurlitt und die Moderne published by De Gruyter …

Stiftungsvilla des Deutschen Zentrums Kulturgutverluste (refer to: Audio recording available: All contributions from the autumn conference Die Peripherie im Zentrum (“The periphery at the centre”) available online)
Date 2022.12.23

Audio recording available: All contributions from the autumn conference Die Peripherie im Zentrum (“The periphery at the centre”) available online

All contributions from the digital autumn conference organised by the German Lost Art Foundation entitled Die Peripherie im Zentrum. Vergessenes, Verdrängtes und Vernachlässigtes in der Provenienzforschung (“The periphery at the centre. What is forgotten, suppressed and neglected in provenance research”) are now also available in the form of an audio documentation. More details: Audio recording available: All contributions from the autumn conference Die Peripherie im Zentrum (“The periphery at the centre”) available online …

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Date 2022.12.16

New working paper published on colonial violence in German New Guinea

In its series Working Paper Deutsches Zentrum Kulturgutverluste, the German Lost Art Foundation has published a study entitled Koloniale Gewalt in Deutsch-Neuguinea und der Raub kultureller Objekte und menschlicher Überreste (“Colonial violence in German New Guinea and the looting of cultural objects and human remains”). More details: New working paper published on colonial violence in German New Guinea …

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Date 2022.11.02

In the second round of funding in 2022, the German Lost Art Foundation granted some 2.1 million euros for 19 provenance research projects on the subject of Nazi-looted property

In the second round of funding in 2022, the German Lost Art Foundation granted some 2.1 million euros for 19 provenance research projects on the subject of Nazi-looted property.In the second round of funding in 2022, the German Lost Art Foundation is awarding funds for 19 research projects on the subject of Nazi-looted property. In this second round of proposals, the Executive Board of the German Lost Art Foundation has approved some 2.1 million euros for provenance research to be conducted at museums, libraries and academic institutions as well as for private applicants. More: In the second round of funding in 2022, the German Lost Art Foundation granted some 2.1 million euros for 19 provenance research projects on the subject of Nazi-looted property …

Date 2022.05.25

Under the first round of proposals in 2022, the German Lost Art Foundation approved around 1.6 million euros for nine research projects dealing with colonial contexts

When we talk of former colonies, we tend to mean regions in the so-called Global South. But colonial oppression took place in the far north, too: the Sámi suffered under so-called “Nordic colonialism”. The only indigenous societies in Europe – those situated in the northern regions of Norway, Finland, Sweden and the Kola Peninsula in Russia – lost most of the material evidence of their culture as a result of oppression by the nation states. The most important Sámi collection outside Northern Europe is currently to be found in the Museum Europäischer Kulturen (MEK – Museum of European Cultures) in Berlin-Dahlem. This inventory is now to be systematically processed: as part of a project funded by the German Lost Art Foundation and in close cooperation with Sámi partners, the MEK is investigating the origins of some 1,000 objects and photographs. More: Under the first round of proposals in 2022, the German Lost Art Foundation approved around 1.6 million euros for nine research projects dealing with colonial contexts …