Landesmuseum Württemberg im Alten Schloss in Stuttgart.
Nazi-looted cultural property

Wurttemberg State Museum continues provenance research

A new project on "Systematic Provenance Research on the Acquisitions of the Wurttemberg State Museum since 1945" has begun at the Wurttemberg State Museum. The research project will run until June 30, 2022 and is made possible by the German Lost Art Foundation, with co-financing provided by the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts of Baden-Wurttemberg.

With­in the frame­work of the project, two sus­pect­ed cas­es are be­ing pro­cessed that re­late to ob­jects from the art and cul­tur­al his­to­ry col­lec­tion of the State Mu­se­um. These are a group of fig­urines made of Lud­wigs­burg porce­lain and two arts and crafts ob­jects from the 18th cen­tu­ry. In ad­di­tion, the new ac­qui­si­tions of arts and crafts made in the first decade af­ter the Sec­ond World War – around 275 ob­jects – are to be ex­am­ined for sus­pi­cious prove­nances.

Be­tween 2009 and 2014, there had al­ready been a first prove­nance re­search project at the Wurt­tem­berg State Mu­se­um, in which se­lect­ed hold­ings in the Wurt­tem­berg State Mu­se­um were ex­am­ined for sus­pi­cious cas­es. The fo­cus was pri­mar­i­ly on ac­qui­si­tions made be­tween 1933 and 1945.

Landesmuseum Württemberg im Alten Schloss in Stuttgart.