Provenance research at the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum
Between 1933 and 1945, the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum acquired more than 5,000 objects, and another 70,000 objects were added after 1945. The museum was one of the first in Germany to take on the task of researching problematic aspects of its history and making them public. In the 1960s, around 700 works from Nazi possessions were transferred to the museum. These items are the focus of the investigation into their origins. The additions from Nazi holdings can be viewed online. We regularly proactively seek contact with aggrieved parties in order to return works to their rightful owners.contact
Restitution of silver objects
On 13 May, the Director General of the Bavarian National Museum, Dr Frank Matthias Kammel, restituted five silver objects from the original property of Therese Lippmann, Olga Maier and Dr Karl Sonnenthal to their heirs.
Research in the museum involves the scientific treatment of objects, groups of objects and object contexts.Deutscher Museumsbund