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Invitation to Press Conference: “Degenerate Art” Research Center at Freie Universität Berlin Taking Stock

Researchers Will Present Results and Give Perspectives – Destinies of Half the Art Works Confiscated during the Nazi Era have Been Reconstructed

№ 237/2013 from Aug 21, 2013

On the occasion of its 10th anniversary, the “Degenerate Art” Research Center at the Art History Institute of Freie Universität Berlin is inviting media representatives to a press conference. The researchers will be providing information about their work so far in tracking down about half of the more than 21,000 sculptures, paintings, and drawings that were confiscated from museums during the Nazi era. The researchers also wish to inform members of the media about a new service they are offering for individuals in English. The press conference will take place on:

Thursday, August 29, 2013, at 11:30 a.m.,
Ferdinand-Möller-Stiftung, Am Karlsbad 15, 10785 Berlin (subway stations: Kurfürstenstraße (U1) and M.-Bartholdy-Park (U2); Bus M29, M48, M85)

Were there any surprises while the research was being done? How is the collaboration with the museums? What role does "degenerate art" play in the current restitution debates? Have any of the works of art been returned? These and other questions will be addressed by:

  • Meike Hoffmann, Project Coordinator, “Degenerate Art” Research Center, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Dr. h. c. Andreas Hüneke, “Degenerate Art” Research Center, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Prof. Dr. Klaus Krüger, Director, “Degenerate Art” Research Center, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Wolfgang Wittrock, Chairman, Ferdinand-Möller-Stiftung and Initiator of the “Degenerate Art” Research Center, Freie Universität Berlin

Further Information

RSVP by e-mail: presse@fu-berlin.de