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Provenance research on the Wilhelm Hack Collection and the Municipal Art Collection of Ludwigshafen commissioned by the Wilhelm Hack Museum

Since April 2016 Facts & Files has been researching on the provenance of several art pieces belonging to the Wilhelm Hack Museum in Ludwigshafen. The Wilhelm Hack Museum was founded in 1979 and includes the Municipal Art Collection of Ludwigshafen, and a collection of medieval and modern art donated to the city by Wilhelm Hack in 1973.

The project focuses on medieval art pieces which were acquired by Wilhelm Hack in the 1930s, on the collection of modern art he accumulated in the 1940s, and on Expressionistic art pieces collected by the city of Ludwigshafen. The collection includes pieces of abstract art some from the Russian avant-garde and the De Stijl, as well as objects from the periods of Expressionism and Concrete Art. More about the history of the Wilhelm Hack Museum here.The project is funded by the city of Ludwigshafen and the German Lost Art Foundation. More on the progress of the project could be found here.