The Research Centre for ‘Entartete Kunst’

At the heart of the work undertaken by the ‘Degenerate Art’ research centre is the study of Nazi art policies and their impact on national and international developments in the arts. A particular area of focus is researching the fate of artists that were defamed by the Nazis, determining what has happened to their works, and exploring the specific role of the art trade. Other areas of interest include the seizure of ‘degenerate’ artworks from German museums and their subsequent ‘disposal’. The repercussions of Nazi art policies post 1945 also play an important role in the centre’s research.