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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 …

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, …

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 …

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.

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.

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 …