Artworks lost during the war by the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen

Artworks lost during the war by the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen

This project was completed in 2011 and today 698 works of art lost during the war from the holdings of the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen can now be viewed in the Lost Art database. The majority of cases involve works that were dispersed throughout Bavaria during the Second World War in various public offices and institutions where they had hung, often for decades, as long-term loans from the museum and could therefore not be brought to safety. It is common knowledge that the collections of paintings belonging to the Munich museums and affiliated galleries of the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen that were stored in the designated shelters survived the war intact. The audit of works lost by the museum during the Second World War was successfully completed in 2011 and can now be accessed online via the Lost Art database.

Link to the Lost Art database