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Nazi-looted cultural property
Dig­i­tized busi­ness doc­u­ments from the es­tate of art deal­er Cor­nelius Gurlitt can now be viewed in the read­ing rooms of the Fed­er­al Archive and used for prove­nance re­search. Pre­lim­i­nary work for the Gurlitt Prove­nance Re­search project forms the ba­sis for re­search in­to the art deal­er’s busi­ness doc­u­ments.
Nazi-looted cultural property
Wartime losses
Soviet zone / GDR
The art his­to­ri­an Prof. Dr. Gilbert Lupfer will take up his po­si­tion as the new hon­orary ex­ec­u­tive board of the Ger­man Lost Art Foun­da­tion on 1 April 2017.
Nazi-looted cultural property
Conference of the German Lost Art Foundation: "The search for Nazi-confiscated property – Provenance research in Saxony-Anhalt"
Nazi-looted cultural property
An arche­o­log­i­cal mu­se­um in Frank­furt am Main and a ship­ping mu­se­um in Bre­mer­haven will ex­am­ine their own hold­ings for Nazi-con­fis­cat­ed prop­er­ty for the first time.
Soviet zone / GDR
The con­fer­ence of the German Lost Art Foundation on Novem­ber 21, 2016 gave an overview of the cur­rent state of re­search in­to the con­fis­ca­tion of cul­tur­al as­sets in the So­vi­et Oc­cu­pa­tion Zone and the GDR.
Nazi-looted cultural property
Monika Grütters: "one of Ger­many’s most dis­tin­guished cul­tur­al politi­cians"
Nazi-looted cultural property
The for­mer pres­i­dent of the Fed­er­al Con­sti­tu­tion­al Court Jut­ta Lim­bach has passed away. State Min­is­ter of Cul­tur­al Af­fairs Grüt­ters hon­oured the le­gal schol­ar, politi­cian and wom­an of cul­ture.
Nazi-looted cultural property
The Ger­man Lost Art Foun­da­tion has decided to fi­nance re­search pro­pos­als, sub­mit­ted by mu­se­ums, li­braries, re­search in­sti­tutes and archives.
Nazi-looted cultural property
The doc­u­ments in ques­tion com­prise some 600 his­toric pho­tos dat­ing be­tween 1936 and 1941, found in pho­to al­bums at the Ham­burg art gallery pre­vi­ous­ly owned by the art deal­er Hilde­brand Gurlitt (1936-1941), Cor­nelius Gurlitt’s fa­ther, along with an­oth­er 1,800 pho­tos of art­works.
Nazi-looted cultural property
Prof. Moni­ka Grüt­ters, Fed­er­al Gov­ern­ment Com­mis­sion­er for Cul­ture and Me­dia, has ap­point­ed Prof. Dr Hans-Jür­gen Pa­pi­er, con­sti­tu­tion­al law ex­pert and for­mer pres­i­dent of the Fed­er­al Con­sti­tu­tion­al Court, as a mem­ber of the Ad­vi­so­ry Com­mis­sion, which was formed in 2003.