The “Painted Queen” Visiting Wiesbaden

World famous artworks in the province – how the German small town Wiesbaden became a storage facility for art treasures after World War II The end of World War II meant a turning point for the field of visual arts. […]

Liebermann was not allowed to go to Sweden

Art looting during the Third Reich has taken place in very different ways. The extent of coercion, which was exposed to the former art owners, not always appears equally strong. Without any doubt are the cases in which an expropriation has occurred, when […]

Protection of Cultural Heritage in the 21st century

Interview with Marilyne Mingou, expert in the Rule of Law in wartime (Belgium) During World War II a military art protection organization, the Monuments, Fine Arts & Archives section was founded to protect European cultural heritage from the destruction or […]

Pictures tell stories

I am often asked: What is actually provenance research? Or, asked in terms of activities: What exactly is it that a provenance researcher is doing? Or, thought very pragmatic: Why do you do that?

Panta rei – Thoughts on the New Year

Panta rei – everything flows. Not least when dealing with history, one realizes how much everything is in flux and is changing continuously. Also, our view of history, our perception and judgement of temporal processes in the past, is changing with […]

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