More than just the origin of art works...
I am an art historian and provenance researcher, specialising in cultural objects disappropriated during Germany’s Nazi and GDR/Soviet-occupation eras. Based in Berlin, as art expert, I provide expert provenance research services to museums, galleries and private art collection all over the world.
Investigating history - that is my task! With the help of provenance research, works of art can not only be historically contextualised, but also the circumstances of acquisition and legal titles on the international art trade/market can be clarified. Provenance research also makes it possible to minimise risks when buying, selling and/or lending. Furthermore, it also offers the possibility of increasing the investment value when selling your works of art. Appropriate insurance enables collectors and lovers of cultural property to better protect their works of art.
My network of provenance researchers and experts
The research projects I work on are supported by my network of experts or scholars. In order to be able to process your orders in the best possible way, I also see myself as an interface between my clients and the experts for special or specific concerns.
I deliver results with the utmost attention to detail and a range of guidance options to best suit your needs.
Advice on communicating research results
I am happy to offer you my expertise as a press officer for international cultural organisations and many years of experience in dealing with members of the press. Of course, if you wish, I can prepare the scientific research results for external communication and provide you with advice.
Provenance Research Services
Scholarly analysis of the provenance and whereabouts of artworks and cultural assets disappropriated as part of Nazi prosecution and state control
Scholarly analysis of the provenance and whereabouts of artworks and cultural assets disappropriated as part of GD/ Soviet occupation era
Expert examination of new acquisitions and existing collections
Briefings of historical and art historical background
In-depth archival and database research
Liaison with research institutions, academics and experts of art history
Compilation of provenance dossiers
- Each provenance report contains the following information:
-Comprehensive ownership, literary and exhibition histories.
-Primary documents relating to the history of the artwork
-Art market research and analysis
-A concluding recommendation
Sensitivity consultancy for problematic and controversial artworks
Presentation of findings for external communication