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The research database Proveana is a project of the German Lost Art Fundation, which aims to facilitate provenance research by documenting historical information and also to make it more transparent. The research database is aimed not only at provenance researchers from museums, collections, …

One year after the foundation of the Network of European Restitution Committees, Austria will take over the chairmanship for the year 2020. Until now, France has held this position under the leadership of Jérôme Bénézech and his CIVS team. Last year, five European commissions were set up for the …

On November 29, the Lentos in Linz will host a symposium dedicated to the art dealer and collector Wolfgang Gurlitt. The focus is on the close and problematic relationship between Gurlitt and the city of Linz. The museum still manages the Gurlitt Collection today. In the course of the event, …

On the initiative of the Belgian government, a database is to be set up, to publish all the works of art that were presumably stolen during the Nazi era.108 objects  from eleven Belgian museums contain not only paintings, but also sculptures, furniture and tapestries.So far, the those museums …

  The Getty Research Institute has undertaken to collect and publish information and records on Austrian and German auction catalogues and on art trade sales during the first half of the 20th century. The purpose of the project is to provide academics, particularly provenance researchers but …

The first Provenance Research Day will take place on 10 April 2019. More than 60 cultural institutions in Germany, Great Britain, Austria, the Netherlands and Switzerland will take part in the day and, in the form of guided tours, presentations, exhibitions and other events, will provide an …

The Salzburg University Library has restituted three books that once belonged to the Jewish scholar and Chief Rabbi Moritz Güdemann (1835–1918) to the Jewish Community in Vienna. The books dated from the early 16th century and were, in part, valuable. They were identified as looted goods following …