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Presentation of the Library of Leopold Singer

On 4 October 2017 an exhibition on the library of Dr. Leopold Singer will open at the Technical Museum as an extension to the permanent exhibition “Oil and Gas”. Dr. Leopold Singer was one of the foremost European experts on petroleum engineering. He managed several refineries in Romania, Bohemia …

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Restitution: University of Vienna Signs Agreement with the National Fund

The National Fund has signed an agreement with the University of Vienna on “heirless” looted art. In accordance with this agreement the University of Vienna shall transfer to the National Fund the books and items for which no legal successor could be found in order to subsequently repurchase them. …

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Digitization and online publication of the Central Depot’s indices in cooperation with the Archive of the Art History Museum and the Commission for Provenance Research

Around 11,500 index cards from the so-called Central Depot for Jewish Cultural Property, which was situated in several 1st floor rooms of the Neue Burg from 1938 onward, have been preserved in the archives of the Art History Museum and the Federal Office for the Protection of Monuments. This …

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Autumn conference of the German Lost Art Foundation

Under the heading “New Perspectives in German Provenance Research”, in November 2015 the German Lost Art Foundation held its first conference in Berlin. Prof. Monika Grütters, Cultural Secretary and Chairperson of the Foundation’s board opened the event at the Jewish Museum in Berlin in front of …

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Lecture: “Special Assignment Ostmark”: Nazi looted art for Austrian Museums

In November 2015 Dr. Birgit Schwarz held a lecture on the “Special Assignment Ostmark. Nazi Looted Art for Austrian Museums”. This lecture formed part of a series of events entitled “Thursdays at the Library”, held at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. At this event, Dr. Schwarz, an art historian, …

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Exhibition "Inventarnummer 1938" [Inventory No. 1938]

The Technical Museum was the first museum in a German-speaking country to display a permanent exhibition on looted art and provenience research. Entitled “Inventory No 1938”, the exhibition will show day-to-day objects such as cars, furniture, cameras, typewriters and musical instruments that were …

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German Lost Art Foundation

The Federal Republic of Germany is planning to establish a "German Lost Art Foundation". It will be established as a foundation subject to civil law. The provinces and multicipalities will also be involved in the foundation, which shall be established 2014.

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The catalogues of the Weinmüller Auction House online at Lost Art Database

The database Lost Art enables all surviving catalogues of the Weinmüller Auction House from the years 1936 to 1944 to be viewed by the public.

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The results of the provenance research undertaken by the Library of the Austrian Parliament

In 2012, a group of external experts from the Verein für wissenschaftliche und kulturelle Dienstleistungen (Association for academic and cultural services), commissioned by the Austrian Parliamentary Administration and headed by Harald Wendelin, conducted extensive research on the provenance of …

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The Findbuch

The General Settlement Fund for Victims of National Socialism has received numerous indices and lists from cooperating institutions for the purpose of processing the applications for compensation of losses of assets and for in rem restitution.

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