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Date 2022.11.08

"Kunst und Profit. Museen und der französische Kunstmarkt im Zweiten Weltkrieg" published by de Gruyter.

Kunst und Profit. Museen und der französische Kunstmarkt im Zweiten Weltkrieg (“Art and profit. Museums and the French art market in the Second World War”) is the title of a German-French anthology now published by de Gruyter. The editors of the anthology are art historians Elisabeth Furtwängler and Mattes Lammert, while the foreword is by Bénédicte Savoy and Gilbert Lupfer. More details: "Kunst und Profit. Museen und der französische Kunstmarkt im Zweiten Weltkrieg" published by de Gruyter. …

Provenienz & Forschung "Peripherien" (refer to: New issue, new face: relaunch and new volume of Provenienz & Forschung)
Date 2022.11.03

New issue, new face: relaunch and new volume of Provenienz & Forschung

The German Lost Art Foundation has published a new issue of the periodical Provenienz & Forschung: accompanying the Foundation’s autumn conference this year, the latest issue of the series explores the topic of “Peripheries”. More details: New issue, new face: relaunch and new volume of Provenienz & Forschung …

Deutsches Zentrum Kulturgutverluste, Bibliothek (refer to: Invitation - Online information event on project funding for provenance research in the field of colonial contexts)
Date 2022.10.20

Invitation - Online information event on project funding for provenance research in the field of colonial contexts

The department Cul­tur­al Goods and Col­lec­tions from Colo­nial Con­texts of the German Lost Art Foundation will present its activities and the funding opportunities at an online event on Wednesday, 9th November 2022 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. (UTC+1:00) and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (UTC+1:00). More details: Invitation - Online information event on project funding for provenance research in the field of colonial contexts …

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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 …