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Provenance Research Day on 10 April 2019

Provenance Research Day
The first Provenance Research Day will take place on 10 April 2019. (c) Arbeitskreis Provenienzforschung e. V.
The first Provenance Research Day will take place on 10 April 2019. More than 70 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 …

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The Austrian National Library restitutes 2,255 books to the National Fund of the Republic of Austria

The Austrian National Library today restituted 2,255 books – which it had acquired unlawfully during the Nazi period and are now considered “heirless” – to the National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism, in accordance with the provisions of the Art Restitution Act. …

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Event Announcement

“We’re at war and I’m right in the middle of it, so I’m going to tell you all about it…” The Technical Museum Vienna will hold an international conference on 23rd-24th October 2018 to mark 20 years since provenance research was commenced in Austria. The main focus will be on 1,200 letters that were …

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Event tip: the workshop “Digital Provenance Research”

On 20th and 21st September 2018 the Commission for Provenance Research will be hosting an event with the Institute of History on “digital provenance research”. It is being held to mark the 20th anniversary of the Washington Principles and the 20th anniversary of the enactment of the Austrian Art …

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The Technical Museum Restitutes Musical Instruments

The Technical Museum Vienna has handed over 18 musical instruments originating from Theodor Sternberg’s Vienna music store to his heirs. Stemberg had loaned the musical instruments to the museum in 1936. Following the Nazi’s assumption of power Sternberg emigrated to the USA. His music store was …

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Event Announcement

On Wednesday 20 June 2018 volume 7 of the publication series of the Commission for Provenance Research will be presented at Palais Lobkowitz in Vienna. Dr. Birgit Schwarz will hold a talk on “Ostmark: Hilter’s special mission” at the event. To mark the 20th anniversary of the Commission for …

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Restitution: Vienna University of Economics and Business signs an agreement with the National Fund

The National Fund has gained a new cooperating partner, the Vienna University of Economics and Business. The cooperation agreement was signed at the beginning of the year. Books and other objects from the University Library with dubious provenance whose rightful owner could not be traced can be …

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Conference in Ljubljana

Under the heading Dispossessions of Cultural Objects between 1914 and 1989/1991 - The Alpe Adria Region in Comparative Perspectives, TransCultAA is hosting an international conference. It will be held  from 19-21 March 2018 in Ljubljana. Link: …

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Handbook on Judaica Provenance Research

In collaboration with the World Jewish Restitution Organization, the Claims Conference has published the Handbook on Judaica Provenance Research: Ceremonial Objects. This online handbook aims to facilitate (provenance) research for researchers, private individuals, museum staff and other interested …

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Digitization of the index cards from the Nazi Central Depot

The edition of 11,500 index cards from the so-called “Central Depot for Confiscated Collections” has been available online since early December. This extensive project was made possible by the collaboration between the Commission for Provenance Research and the Archive of the Art History Museum over …

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