Eine Seite aus einem der Inventarbücher des LVR-LandesMuseum Bonn. Foto: J. Vogel, LVR-LandesMuseum Bonn.
The LVR-Landesmuseum Bonn has been conducting provenance research since the mid-1990s - which is to say that the Landesmuseum deals with its past during the Nazi period intensively and pro-actively. Provenance research means researching the precise origins of the collection in order to be able to determine without a doubt whether there are objects in the collection which had formerly been in Jewish possession. In a first step, the origins of those paintings are being researched which had been purchased between 1933 and 1945. Thus, at a period when the LandesMuseum's budget for purchases had been raised considerably, above all for acquisitions in the occupied territories of France, the Netherlands, and Belgium. Purchases after 1945 are coming more and more under scrutiny, since for this time, unchecked, incriminating, and problematic origins may lie hidden here as well. The extensive research is entered in the museum's own, constantly expanding database.
LVR-LandesMuseum Bonn, Colmantstr. 14-16, 53115 Bonn
Tel. +49 (0) 228 / 2070 - 0, Fax +49 (0) 228 / 2070 - 299
TUE - FRI, SON 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., SAT 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., MON closed
Guided tours for school groups available from 10 a.m.
MON - FRI 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.