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German Sales 1930-1945: Art Works, Art Markets, and Cultural Policy
Thomas Gaehtgens, Getty Research Institute
Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=HG-50021-10
Database Access - “German Sales, 1930-1945: Art Works, Art Markets, and Cultural Policy” (Web Resources)
Title: Database Access - “German Sales, 1930-1945: Art Works, Art Markets, and Cultural Policy”
Author: Getty Research Institute
Author: Dr. Christian Huemer
Abstract: This web resource provides descriptive information about the project “German Sales, 1930-1945: Art Works, Art Markets, and Cultural Policy,” a digital humanities partnership between the Getty Research Institute (GRI), the Heidelberg University Library, and the Kunstbibliothek Berlin, which was jointly funded (January 1, 2011– June 30, 2013) by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and the German-based Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). This webpage was created as part of the GRI website. It provides general project information, and importantly an access link to the “German Sales 1930-1945” database created as a result of NEH-DFG funding, and links to other project-related and broader GRI program information.
Primary URL: http://www.getty.edu/research/institute/development_partnerships/2011_dfg_neh.html
Primary URL Description: This URL links the viewer to a descriptive webpage about the project “German Sales, 1930-1945: Art Works, Art Markets, and Cultural Policy,” and provides an access link to the German Sales database created as a result of NEH-DFG funding.
“German Sales, 1930-45: Art Works, Art Markets, and Cultural Policy” (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: “German Sales, 1930-45: Art Works, Art Markets, and Cultural Policy”
Abstract: Modern art markets and their artistic, cultural, and historical mechanisms have become an important field of study. Although individual art dealers and collectors, as well as specific works of art, have been the subjects of monographic publications and exhibitions, the wider German art trade during the first half of the 20th century has not yet been fully explored.
At present information on public auctions is scattered among numerous disparate archives and libraries, catalogs are often not even inventoried. There is an urgent need among museum professionals, scholars, and archivists for a universally-accessible database that includes information on all known auctions of the period. The German Sales project was developed to address this need. Although in its initial phase the project focuses on German-speaking countries in the 1930s and 1940s only, its scope will eventually widen to include other countries and decades.
The Getty Research Institute, in partnership with the Kunstbibliothek – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and the Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg is currently working on locating auction catalogs that record art transactions in Germany, Austria and Switzerland between 1930 and 1945, documenting and digitizing thousands of catalogs, and producing a database of these records that will form part of the Getty Provenance Index®.
Author: Christian Huemer
Location: United States National Archives, Washington, DC; “World War II Provenance Research Seminar”
Primary URL: http://www2provenanceseminar.wordpress.com/speakers/
Primary URL Description: This URL provides access to the “Speakers” roster for the World War II Provenance Research Seminar, held at the United States National Archives in Washington, DC. From the speakers page the viewer can link to both the bios and abstracts of all presenters, including Christian Huemer, who conceived and headed of the NEH-DFG funded “German Sales” project at the Getty Research Institute.
Secondary URL: http://www2provenanceseminar.wordpress.com/
Secondary URL Description: This URL provides access to the “Home Page” for the World War II Provenance Research Seminar, held at the United States National Archives in Washington, DC. From the home page the viewer can link to the seminar program, information about the seminar, speakers roster, and links to other related material.