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To mark the 20th anniversary of the “Washington Principles” and the establishment of the Commission for Provenance Research, the Austrian Provenance Research Lexicon was presented on campus at the University of Vienna. It was conceived as a digital project dedicated to sharing knowledge and already …

“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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …