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Date 2018.02.06

Conference: "20 Years Washington Principles: Roadmap for the Future" (26-28 November 2018)

Exactly two decades after more than 40 countries and many non-state organizations adopted the Washington Conference Principles on Nazi-Confiscated Art in 1998, the German Lost Art Foundation is organizing a specialist conference entitled “20 Years Washington Principles: Roadmap for the Future”. More details: Conference: "20 Years Washington Principles: Roadmap for the Future" (26-28 November 2018) …

Auftakt zur Konferenz "Raub und Handel" (30. November bis 1. Dezember 2017) (refer to: Event follow up: "Theft & Trade. The French Art Market Under German Occupation (1940-1944)")
Date 2018.01.09

Event follow up: "Theft & Trade. The French Art Market Under German Occupation (1940-1944)"

With around 300 attendees, the conference “Theft & Trade. The French Art Market Under German Occupation (1940-1944)”, organized by the German Lost Art Foundation and chaired by executive board member Prof. Dr. Gilbert Lupfer, was a great success for the German Lost Art Foundation. More details: Event follow up: "Theft & Trade. The French Art Market Under German Occupation (1940-1944)" …

Ansicht Innenhof Palais Papius (refer to: Wetzlar civic museums begin long-term provenance research project - Foundation provides financial support)
Date 2017.12.14

Wetzlar civic museums begin long-term provenance research project - Foundation provides financial support

On December 15, Wetzlar’s civic museums will launch a long-term project to research the provenance of objects from the collection of pediatrician Dr. Irmgard Lemmers-Danforth. This will be funded over a period of 18 months by the German Lost Art Foundation in Magdeburg. More details: Wetzlar civic museums begin long-term provenance research project - Foundation provides financial support …

Press Releases

Date 2018.11.29

Conclusions of the Specialist Conference “20 Years of Washington Principles: Roadmap for the Future”

An international conference dedicated to assessing the implementation of the Washington Principles on Nazi-Confiscated Art since their adoption in 1998 was held in Berlin, Germany on November 26-28, 2018. The approximately 800 participants included leading international specialists, institutions, Holocaust survivors, and their descendants. They examined the implementation of the principles, which have played a central role in restituting Nazi stolen property worldwide. Organized by the German Lost Art Foundation, the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation) and Kulturstiftung der Länder, the cultural foundation of the German states, the conference focused on the future, further development, and measures for improvement. More: Conclusions of the Specialist Conference “20 Years of Washington Principles: Roadmap for the Future” …

Date 2018.09.11

Gurlitt Provenance Research project identifies four works of Nazi-confiscated art

Four drawings by the artists Charles Dominique Joseph Eisen, Augustin de Saint-Aubin and Anne Vallayer-Coster have been identified as Nazi-confiscated art by the Gurlitt Provenance Research project. Their origins can be traced back to the Jewish family Deutsch de la Meurthe in Paris, in whose private home they were hanging. The house was confiscated during the National Socialist occupation. After the end of the war, the family filed a loss report that included the drawings. More: Gurlitt Provenance Research project identifies four works of Nazi-confiscated art …

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Mindmap The Foundation Project Funding "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 Lost Art-Database “Modul Forschungsergebnisse”