Presentation of a painting

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Datum/Zeit
Date(s) - 22/06/2016
17:00 - 19:00

Veranstaltungsort
Düsseldorfer Stadtmuseum

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DUS-CANPlease join
The Max and Iris Stern Foundation (Montreal, Canada)

In collaboration with
Düsseldorf City Museum

for the presentation of a painting by
Düsseldorf School artist, Wilhelm Krafft (1808-1850)
recently restituted by Düsseldorfer Auktionshaus

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
17:00-19:00
Düsseldorf City Museum
Berger Allee 2
40213 Düsseldorf 

Refreshments provided with compliments of the Consulate of Canada.

RSVP: Petra.meiswinkel@duesseldorf.de  tel.0211 8993738

Speakers

Dr. Willi Korte, Lead Investigator, Max Stern Art Restitution Project

Dr. Uwe Hartmann, Head of Research, German Lost Art Foundation

Mrs. Marthe Lemay, Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner, Consulate of Canada

Dr. Susanne Anna, Director, Düsseldorf City Museum

Founded in 1913, the Galerie Stern was a landmark on the Königsallee until it was forced to close in 1937 due to Nazi persecution. The Jewish owner, Dr. Max Stern (1904-1987), fled Germany and settled in Canada. Upon his death, he left his assets to three university beneficiaries in Canada and Israel – Concordia University, McGill University and Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

Since 2002, mandated by these university beneficiaries, the Max Stern Art Restitution Project team has commited itself to recovering more than four hundred works lost to Dr. Stern. The Krafft painting is the thirteenth to be returned to the universities. It will be loaned to the Düsseldorf City Museum. 

A major exhibition on the Galerie Stern and the art restitution project will open at the museum in 2018 and travel internationally.

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