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Provenance Research: New Media Station and Online Portal with Recent Research Findings on Rudolf Mosse Collection

Joint Press Invitation by Freie Universität Berlin and Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz: May 2, 2018, Alte Nationalgalerie

№ 072/2018 from Apr 20, 2018

The Mosse Art Research Initiative (MARI) was launched one year ago. The aim of MARI is to reconstruct the extensive art collection of the German Jewish publisher Rudolf Mosse (1843-1920) and to investigate where the works that were taken by the National Socialists are currently located. The findings are recorded in a research database, the MARI online portal. MARI is the first public-private partnership in provenance research and is considered unique.

The Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation (SPK) is involved, among other institutions, in this cooperation project between the heirs of the Rudolf Mosse family and Freie Universität Berlin. The Deutsches Zentrum Kulturgutverluste and the community of heirs are funding the project. Long before the project was launched, SPK had identified nine works from the Mosse Collection in its collections and returned them to the heirs. With the support of the Kulturstiftung der Länder and the German Federal Commissioner for Culture and the Media, SPK was able to acquire three of these works for the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, most recently “Susanna” by Reinhold Begas for the Alte Nationalgalerie. We’d like to invite you to the

Presentation of the MARI online portal with information about recent research findings and works from the Rudolf Mosse Collection
  • on May 2, 2018, at 11:00 a.m.
  • Alte Nationalgalerie, Bodestraße 1-3, 10178 Berlin

Accreditation: Please answer by April 27, 2018, 12:00 by email to: pressestelle@hv.spk-berlin.de or by fax to: +49 30 266 41 2821


  • Hermann Parzinger, President of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation

  • Roger Strauch, Head of the Mosse Art Restitution Project and President of The Mosse Foundation

  • Frank Druffner, Acting General Secretary, Kulturstiftung der Länder

  • Uwe Hartmann, Head of the Department for Provenance Research, Deutsches Zentrum Kulturgutverluste

  • Meike Hoffmann, MARI Project Coordinator, Freie Universität Berlin

  • Christina Haak, Deputy Director General, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Further Information

  • Ingolf Kern, Head of Media and Communications Department, Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Tel.: +49 30 266 411440, Email: i.kern@hv.spk-berlin.de
  • Christine Boldt, Office of News and Public Affairs, Freie Universität Berlin, Tel.: +49 30 838 73191, Email: christine.boldt@fu-berlin.de