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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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Database on motor vehicles in Austria in the 1930s and 1940s

Within the scope of a research project at the Technical Museum Vienna (2009–2012), important sources concerning motor vehicle ownership in Austria were accessed and evaluated.

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