Objects at East Frisian Museums

Provenance Research

The aim of the project at four East Frisian museums was to reconstruct the provenance of over 600 objects, which have so far mainly been classified as “seafarers’ souvenirs” from China. The analysis of the marks on the objects revealed that many items described as “Chinese” actually originated from Japan. The research unfolded that a large proportion of objects are export and mass-produced products as well as everyday objects.

Provenance Research on the painting “Women at the Flower Garden” by Emil Nolde

Facts & Files conducted research on the provenance of the painting “Women at the Flower Garden“ from January 2015 to June 2015. Since 1958, the painting was with the collection of the Lehmbruck-Museum in Duisburg. Until 1942 it was in the art collection of Eduard Müller. In 2017, the painting was restituted to the heirs of Eduard Müller.