In a three-month project supported by the German Lost Art Foundation, the diaries of Prof Friedrich Winkler – art historian and Director of the Berlin Kupferstichkabinett from 1933 to 1950 – will be analysed in terms of their research value for broader efforts at provenance research and for understanding historical connections between art dealers.
To this end, a sample of four diaries from the period of 1933–1945 will be examined. The diaries are currently in the private collection of the Winkler family.
Lead researcher: Doris Kachel
Duration: April to June 2019