Lectures, conferences, exhibitions, press reports

Press reports


  • „German Sales“. Zukünftig auch eine Quellenbasis zum Kunsthandel der Moderne? Stand und Entwicklung, Vortrag und Podiumsdiskussion beim "Fachforum Kunsthandel der Moderne in Berlin. Quellen, Forschung, Perspektiven", 23.11.2018, Berlinische Galerie / Museum für Moderne Kunst, Berlin (Maria Effinger)
  • Presentation of the project at the second German-American workshop within the Provenance Research Exchange Programs for Museum Professionals (PREP) in Berlin, 26.09.2017 (Britta Bommert)
  • Lecture „Auktionskataloge als Quellen kulturhistorischer Forschung. Das Projekt ‚German Sales‘ 1901-1945“, June 21, 2016 as part of the SPK Forschungsworkshop 2016 at the Staatsbibliothek Berlin (Britta Bommert)
  • Lecture „Auktionskataloge als Quellen kulturhistorischer Forschung. Das Projekt ‚German Sales‘ 1901-1945“, 18 January 2016, in context of the lecture series of the Forum Kunst und Markt at the Institut für Kunstwissenschaft und Historische Urbanistik, Fachgebiet Kunstgeschichte der Moderne, Technische Universität Berlin (Britta Bommert)
  • Presentation of the project at the meeting of the International Research Portal for Records Related to Nazi-Era Cultural Property in The National Archives, Kew, England on 08.05.2013 (Alexandra Büttner, Christian Huemer)
  • Presentation of the project at the Institut nationale d'histoire de l'art in Paris, "Le Getty Provenance Index®: état des lieux, intérêt scientifique, perspectives", 01.02.2013 (Christian Huemer).
  • Lecture „German Sales 1930-1945. Eine neue Quellenbasis für die Provenienzforschung“ at the VI. Heidelberger Kunstrechtstag (Diebstahl – Beute – Raub: „Von der antiken Statue zur digitalen Datei“), 28.09.2012 (Veit Probst)
  • Lecture "Creative Initiatives in the Provenance Research Community", 2 May 2012, American Association of Museums Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo, Minneapolis, MN (Ruth Cuadra)
  • Presentation of the project at the opening of the "Kulturerbe im Netz - Judaica Europeana und Digitale Sammlungen" exhibition in the Kunstbibliothek - Städelbibliothek, Frankfurt on 15.11.2011 (Maria Effinger)
  • Presentation of the project at the EVA Congress "Elektronische Medien und Kunst - Kultur - Historie" in Berlin on 10.11.2011 (Astrid Bähr, Joachim Brand)
  • Presentation of the project at the prometheus Anniversary Congress "Die digitale Perspektive - eine schöne Aussicht?" on 4/5 November 2011 (Maria Effinger)
  • Presentation of the project at the meeting of the study group on provenance research, 06-07.07.2011, Halle (Astrid Bähr)
  • 08.06.2011, 100th German Librarians' Congress, Berlin (Maria Effinger)
  • A New Era of Collaboration and Digitized Resources, 06-07.05.2011, United States National Archives, Washington, D.C. (Christian Huemer), see also: World War II Provenance Research Seminar
  • Presentation of the project at the meeting of the Arbeitskreis für Provenienzforschung, 23. 4. 2009, Kassel (Christian Huemer).
  • Nazi-Era Provenance Research: Archival Sources and Electronic Access, 30-31.10.2008, Getty Research Institute

Supplementary projects

The concluding components of the project include scholarly exchange with international specialists in the history of the art trade, as well as collecting, who deal with questions concerned with the aesthetics, reception and criticism of art during the National Socialist period.

The Forschungsstelle »Entartete Kunst« (Kunsthistorisches Seminar, Universität Hamburg) and the Getty Research Institute (Project for the Study of Collecting and Provenance) share the goal of providing an in-depth analysis of the data produced by the digitization project »German Sales 1930-1945«. To this end, the applicants have planned a two session program on Markets and Power: The German Art Trade in the »Third Reich«, which will specifically target emerging scholars. During an initial meeting at the Warburg House, University of Hamburg, a smaller circle of young researchers shall determine the essential research questions of the project. In the following months, extended papers will be prepared and consequently presented at a public conference hosted by the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. These contributions shall be discussed by a group of established scholars, also invited to join the conference. The results of the conference will be published bilingually in book form with the cooperation of the Akademie Verlag, Berlin, and Getty Publications, Los Angeles, and will appear in the series »Schriften des Internationalen Warburg-Kollegs«.

Lectures, conferences, exhibitions, press reports


Programme Market and Might – The Business of Art in the »Third Reich«. International Warburg Lectures on October 9, 2014 (Text in German)