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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 …

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: …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Conference:  Was bleibt? – Bibliothekarische NS-Provenienzforschung und der Umgang mit ihren Ergebnissen (What remains? - Library Research on NS-Provenience and the Dealing with its Results) On 12 and 13 June 2017 a conference will be held at the Karl Franzens University in Graz on the topic …

Conference: "Treuhänderische" Übernahme und Verwahrung  ("Fiduciary" Takeover and Safekeeping - International and Interdisciplinary View) Since 2004, the University Library of the University of Vienna has been conducting NS-Provenience research and checking its own holdings from 1938-1945 for …

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. …

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 …

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 …