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German Lost Art Foundation
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Colonial contexts
Prof. Bar­bara Planken­stein­er was elected as its chair and Prof. Mon­i­ca June­ja as its deputy chair.
Nazi-looted cultural property
For the first time, also a pri­vate­ly fund­ed sci­en­tif­ic and tech­ni­cal mu­se­um—Stiftung Deutsches Op­tis­ches Mu­se­um Je­na—is de­vot­ing it­self to re­search­ing its col­lec­tion for Nazi-con­fis­cat­ed prop­er­ty.
Nazi-looted cultural property
Af­ter seek­ing ad­vice from the Ger­man Lost Art Foun­da­tion, von Schirach de­cid­ed to use his own funds to fi­nance a study of the art­works that once be­longed to his grand­par­ents, Bal­dur and Hen­ri­ette von Schirach.
Colonial contexts
The key points re­late to im­por­tant ac­tion ar­eas such as trans­paren­cy, prove­nance re­search and the re­turn of cul­tur­al goods.
Nazi-looted cultural property
The paint­ing “Quai de Clichy” by Paul Signac has been identified as Nazi-con­fis­cat­ed art.
Colonial contexts
A fund­ing com­mit­tee set up for this pur­pose will now be­gin as­sess­ing fundin­g ap­pli­ca­tions for prove­nance re­search on col­lec­tions from colo­nial con­texts.
Nazi-looted cultural property
The ap­prox­i­mate­ly 800 par­tic­i­pants ex­am­ined the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the prin­ci­ples, which have played a cen­tral role in resti­tut­ing Nazi stolen prop­er­ty world­wide.
Nazi-looted cultural property
Min­is­ter of State Moni­ka Grüt­ters: "In­ves­ti­gat­ing art theft by the Na­tion­al So­cial­ists is a last­ing obli­ga­tion, es­pe­cial­ly for Ger­many."
Colonial contexts
The new fund­ing guide­line on re­search in­to the prove­nance of cul­tur­al goods from colo­nial con­texts and on rel­e­vant ba­sic re­search will come in­to ef­fect on Jan­uary 1, 2019.
Nazi-looted cultural property
Four draw­ings by the artists Charles Do­minique Joseph Eisen, Au­gustin de Saint-Aubin and Anne Val­lay­er-Coster can be traced back to the Jew­ish fam­i­ly Deutsch de la Meur­the in Paris, in whose pri­vate home they were hang­ing.