• Die Provenienzforschung in der Bibliothek des Parlaments. Ergebnisse einer Pilotstudie

  • The essay deals with the provenance research according to the Kunstrückgabegesetz 2009 undertaken by the library of the Austrian Parliament. This research process consists of two phases. In 2010 a pilot study was carried out to find out whether there was a need for provenance research at all and – if it was – what amount of work would be necessary to complete the research. Due to the discovery of files in the library it was obvious very soon that there is a need for provenance research, mainly because the parliament building was used as Gauhaus and domicile of the NSDAP in Vienna between 1940 and 1945. The library of the parliament inherited between 15,000 and 20,000 books from the Gauhaus. Among these are many whose provenance is at least problematic. Apart from that the take-over of the books from the Gauhaus has had the effect that the library now has an extensive collection of NS literature. At present, those parts of the library holdings that were identified as relevant in the pilot study are being investigated systematically.

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  • http://phaidra.univie.ac.at/o:291839

  • Book Part

  • Published Version

  • 2011

  • 371-390

  • Wolfgang Neugebauer Verlag GesmbH: Graz-Feldkirch

  • German

  • Open access

  • Dewey Decimal Classification → Computer science, information & general works → Library & information sciences → Library & information sciences