Nov 16, 2020

Influence Networks: the Students of Paul Sachs and F. Lane Faison


Above: Some students of Paul Sachs and F. Lane Faison, along with a glimpse of some of the institutions where they studied or worked. (Wikidata Query November 16, 2020).  

(The graph misses a lot of data which has not yet been entered in Wikidata.)

Let's try to extend the graph to include some more information about the other teachers of Sach's and Lane's students

see Wikidata Query : 

The datavisualization, while potentially interesting, is still clumsy and hard to read given the limits of a computer screen.
How can we zoom in on the networks we want to explore? 
How to transform a graph of this type into a truly useful tool for exploring networks of influence in the art world?
Is it by improving the underlying data, by improving the Wikidata query, or by switching to another more flexible, interactive tool for dataviz and navigation?

Could the addition of color help?

Nov 14, 2020

When entire books about Nazi era provenance research are retracted?

Note: the publisher de Gruyter has explained that the retraction did not concern the paperback edition but only certain copyright issues with the electronic book version.

In October of 2019 the following announcement appeared in German: 

Presentation on November 4, 2019 in the DHM October 10, 2019 
The first volume of the series "Provenire" - published by the German Center for Cultural Property Losses - has been published. 

The volume entitled “Provenance Research in German Collections - Insights into Ten Years of Project Funding” will be presented on November 4, 2019 in the Zeughauskino of the German Historical Museum in Berlin. 
More information about the event The first volume presents the results and experiences of provenance research on Nazi looted property in Germany and bundles material from 10 years of research funding in institutions that preserve cultural property. Encyclopedically sorted according to locations, victims and actors of the Nazi theft of cultural property, the structure of provenance research is mapped as a dynamic research field. The institutional history of the houses as well as the activities and networks of actors are the focus. Diverse research approaches at museums, libraries and archives as well as different resulting "just and fair solutions" in the sense of the Washington principles are presented. 
The German Center for the Loss of Cultural Property publishes scientific articles in the field of provenance research in the series "Provenire". In addition to the Nazi theft of cultural property, other contexts of confiscation will also be presented and new developments in the discipline will be addressed - including research results from the research projects funded by the center on cultural property confiscated as a result of Nazi persecution, the confiscation of cultural property in the Soviet occupation zone and in the GDR, as well as transfers of cultural property from colonial contexts. Possibility to order publications from the German Loss of Cultural Property Center 
(translation by Google Translate; see original German below)

By whom?
What does this mean for all the authors? The articles? The research?

The table of contents looks interesting.

What happens to these articles?
Are they still published and available?
Are they also withdrawn?

What caused De Gruyter to retract a book about Nazi era provenance research in Germany.

Is the entire book retracted? Or just one article or section?
Who can explain what happened here?

Erster Band der Schriftenreihe „Provenire“ erschienen – Präsentation am 4.11.2019 im DHM 10.10.2019 Präsentation am 4.11.2019 im DHM 10.10.2019 Der ers­te Band der Schrif­ten­rei­he „Pro­ve­ni­re“ – her­aus­ge­ge­ben vom Deut­schen Zen­trum Kul­tur­gut­ver­lus­te – ist er­schie­nen. Der Band un­ter dem Ti­tel „Pro­ve­ni­enz­for­schung in deut­schen Samm­lun­gen – Ein­bli­cke in zehn Jah­re Pro­jekt­för­de­rung“ wird am 4. No­vem­ber 2019 im Zeug­haus­ki­no des Deut­sches His­to­ri­schen Mu­se­ums in Ber­lin prä­sen­tiert. Wei­te­re In­for­ma­tio­nen zur Ver­an­stal­tung Der ers­te Band prä­sen­tiert Er­geb­nis­se und Er­fah­run­gen der Pro­ve­ni­enz­for­schung zu NS-Raub­gut in Deutsch­land und bün­delt Ma­te­ri­al aus 10 Jah­ren For­schungs­för­de­rung in kul­tur­gut­be­wah­ren­den Ein­rich­tun­gen. En­zy­klo­pä­disch nach Or­ten, Op­fern und Ak­teu­ren des NS-Kul­tur­gu­traubs sor­tiert, wird der Auf­bau der Pro­ve­ni­enz­for­schung als ein dy­na­mi­sches For­schungs­feld ab­ge­bil­det. Die In­sti­tu­ti­ons­ge­schich­te der Häu­ser so­wie Ak­ti­vi­tä­ten und Netz­wer­ke von Ak­teu­ren ste­hen da­bei im Fo­kus. Viel­fäl­ti­ge For­schungs­an­sät­ze an Mu­se­en, Bi­blio­the­ken und Ar­chi­ven so­wie un­ter­schied­li­che, re­sul­tie­ren­de „ge­rech­te und fai­re Lö­sun­gen“ im Sin­ne der Wa­shing­to­ner Prin­zi­pi­en wer­den dar­ge­stellt. Das Deut­sche Zen­trum Kul­tur­gut­ver­lus­te ver­öf­fent­licht in der Schrif­ten­rei­he „Pro­ve­ni­re“ wis­sen­schaft­li­che Fach­bei­trä­ge im Be­reich Pro­ve­ni­enz­for­schung. Ne­ben dem NS-Kul­tur­gu­traub sol­len auch an­de­re Ent­zie­hungs­kon­tex­te dar­ge­stellt so­wie neue Ent­wick­lun­gen in der Dis­zi­plin auf­ge­grif­fen wer­den - dar­un­ter auch For­schungs­er­geb­nis­se aus den vom Zen­trum ge­för­der­ten For­schungs­pro­jek­ten zu NS-ver­fol­gungs­be­dingt ent­zo­ge­nen Kul­tur­gü­tern, Kul­tur­gut­ent­zie­hun­gen in der So­wje­ti­schen Be­sat­zungs­zo­ne und in der DDR so­wie Kul­tur­gut­trans­fers aus ko­lo­nia­len Kon­tex­ten. Be­stell­mög­lich­keit Pu­bli­ka­tio­nen des Deut­schen Zen­trums Kul­tur­gut­ver­lus­te 


Provenienzforschung in deutschen Sammlungen

Einblicke in zehn Jahre Projektförderung

Series: Provenire, 1
Edited by: Deutsches Zentrum Kulturgutverluste

Oct 29, 2020

Nazi Era Provenance Internet Portal Museum Map and Wikidata Qids

As of October 28, 2020 the Nazi Era Provenance Internet Portal (NEPIP) lists 29859 objects from 179 participating museums.

Below is a Wikidata map of many of the NEPIP museums.

US Map of (many) Museums listed on the Nazi Era Provenance Internet Portal

(and Hawaii)

(run Wikidata query here)

Selection of NEPIP Museums with Wikidata Qid and coordinates

(update ongoing)

Wikidata QidMuseumcoord
Q4674272Ackland Art MuseumPoint(-79.0544 35.9124)
Q420869Akron Art MuseumPoint(-81.5163 41.084)
Q3816734Allen Memorial Art MuseumPoint(-82.2168 41.2937)
Q3612510Allentown Art MuseumPoint(-75.468 40.6043)
Q672759Arkansas Arts CenterPoint(-92.267 34.7394)
Q239303Art Institute of ChicagoPoint(-87.623889 41.879444)
Q377579Baltimore Museum of ArtPoint(-76.6192 39.3261)
Q2916280Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film ArchivePoint(-122.266388888 37.871111111)
Q865736Birmingham Museum of ArtPoint(-86.8102 33.5219)
Q4923831Blaffer Art MuseumPoint(-95.3425 29.7247)
Q2906140Blanton Museum of ArtPoint(-97.7375 30.281)
Q632682Brooklyn MuseumPoint(-73.96375 40.671306)
Q1017269Busch–Reisinger MuseumPoint(-71.114567 42.375109)
Q5043873Carnegie Art MuseumPoint(-119.18 34.198333)
Q5114675Chrysler Museum of ArtPoint(-76.2924 36.857)
Q2970522Cincinnati Art MuseumPoint(-84.496965 39.114637)
Q1465805Clark Art InstitutePoint(-73.2136 42.7078)
Q657415Cleveland Museum of ArtPoint(-81.611666666 41.508888888)
Q2383136Columbia Museum of ArtPoint(-81.03611111 34.00583333)
Q5935366Columbus Museum of ArtPoint(-82.987893 39.964315)
Q5171521Cornell Fine Arts MuseumPoint(-81.3486 28.5923)
Q5194095Cummer Museum of Art and GardensPoint(-81.6769 30.3149)
Q745866Dallas Museum of ArtPoint(-96.80083 32.78722)
Q5238285David Owsley Museum of Art Ball State UniversityPoint(-85.4102 40.1999)
Q15694044Davis Museum and Cultural CenterPoint(-71.3073 42.2937)
Q597355Dayton Art InstitutePoint(-84.201111 39.765833)
Q1189960Denver Art MuseumPoint(-104.989722222 39.737222222)
Q1201549Detroit Institute of ArtsPoint(-83.064722222 42.359444444)
Q5351782El Paso Museum of ArtPoint(-106.490109 31.758506)
Q5360357Eli and Edythe Broad Art MuseumPoint(-84.4768 42.7327)
Q6023573Eskenazi Museum of ArtPoint(-86.516666666 39.168333333)
Q186499Figge Art MuseumPoint(-90.5759 41.5213)
Q5459526Flint Institute of ArtsPoint(-83.6778 43.0224)
Q809600Fogg MuseumPoint(-71.114778 42.374031)
Q3075008Folk Art CenterPoint(-82.4821 35.5924)
Q5472294Fort Wayne Museum of ArtPoint(-85.1358 41.0814)
Q5478803Frances Lehman Loeb Art CenterPoint(-73.8974 41.6862)
Q5495608Fred Jones Jr. Museum of ArtPoint(-97.44 35.22)
Q1075126Freer Gallery of ArtPoint(-77.0274 38.8881)
Q5506587Frye Art MuseumPoint(-122.324 47.6071)
Q5547611Georgia Museum of ArtPoint(-83.369965 33.941272)
Q14708424Gilcrease MuseumPoint(-96.02137 36.17322)
Q3412050Grand Rapids Art MuseumPoint(-85.6714 42.965)
Q3783572Harvard Art MuseumsPoint(-71.11472222 42.37416667)
Q5696477Heckscher Museum of ArtPoint(-73.4218 40.8749)
Q5734055Herbert F. Johnson Museum of ArtPoint(-76.4865 42.4508)
Q953345High Museum of ArtPoint(-84.385566 33.790047)
Q128316Honolulu Museum of ArtPoint(-157.848333333 21.303888888)
Q3140304Hood Museum of ArtPoint(-72.28805556 43.70222222)
Q5945433Huntington Museum of ArtPoint(-82.4344 38.393)
Q1117704Indianapolis Museum of ArtPoint(-86.1855 39.8259)
Q1672708Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual ArtsPoint(-122.171 37.433)
Q731126J. Paul Getty MuseumPoint(-118.475 34.0775)
Q592116Jewish MuseumPoint(-73.9575 40.7854)
Q1372546Joslyn Art MuseumPoint(-95.946022 41.260254)
Q14704420Kemper Museum of Contemporary ArtPoint(-94.58531 39.0465)
Q1741629Kimbell Art MuseumPoint(-97.365277777 32.748333333)
Q2468251Legion of HonorPoint(-122.501111111 37.783888888)
Q1641836Los Angeles County Museum of ArtPoint(-118.358016 34.063299)
Q3837886Lowe Art MuseumPoint(-80.275657 25.719425)
Q6694613Loyola University Museum of ArtPoint(-87.6251 41.8974)
Q1470276M. H. de Young Memorial MuseumPoint(-122.468611 37.7713)
Q1906417Mary and Leigh Block Museum of ArtPoint(-87.6727 42.0524)
Q6781199Maryhill Museum of ArtPoint(-120.863333 45.677778)
Q6803132Mead Art MuseumPoint(-72.5155 42.3709)
Q20858105Meadows Museum of ArtPoint(-93.73358 32.48361)
Q6815343Memorial Art GalleryPoint(-77.5881 43.1572)
Q160236Metropolitan Museum of ArtPoint(-73.96367 40.77891)
Q325712Milwaukee Art MuseumPoint(-87.897042 43.039894)
Q1700481Minneapolis Institute of ArtPoint(-93.27411 44.95818)
Q6869561Mint MuseumPoint(-80.84831 35.22442)
Q18325603Missoula Art MuseumPoint(-114.01167 46.8625)
Q2414041Mobile Museum of ArtPoint(-88.155278 30.703611)
Q1946291Montgomery Museum of Fine ArtsPoint(-86.2065 32.351)
Q14715727Mount Holyoke College Art MuseumPoint(-72.5727 42.2568)
Q49133Museum of Fine Arts, BostonPoint(-71.094166666 42.339166666)
Q1565911Museum of Fine Arts, HoustonPoint(-95.390556 29.725556)
Q188740Museum of Modern ArtPoint(-73.9776 40.7616)
Q214867National Gallery of ArtPoint(-77.02001 38.89147)
Q1976985Nelson-Atkins Museum of ArtPoint(-94.58083333 39.045)
Q3878590Norton Museum of ArtPoint(-80.053 26.7008)
Q510324Philadelphia Museum of ArtPoint(-75.181 39.966)
Q2997830Philbrook Museum of ArtPoint(-95.97 36.1239)
Q977015Phoenix Art MuseumPoint(-112.072655 33.466749)
Q14686372Polk Museum of ArtPoint(-81.949 28.0369)
Q2105170Portland Museum of ArtPoint(-70.2622 43.6536)
Q2603905Princeton University Art MuseumPoint(-74.6578 40.3472)
Q2148186Rhode Island School of Design MuseumPoint(-71.4072 41.8268)
Q1760539Saint Louis Art MuseumPoint(-90.294444 38.639444)
Q674427Salvador Dalí MuseumPoint(-82.6315 27.766)
Q1368166San Diego Museum of ArtPoint(-117.1505 32.7322)
Q1816301Seattle Art MuseumPoint(-122.338055555 47.607222222)
Q3486881Smart Museum of ArtPoint(-87.6002 41.7935)
Q1192305Smithsonian American Art MuseumPoint(-77.023333333 38.897777777)
Q12069361Snite Museum of ArtPoint(-86.235555555 41.699444444)
Q201469Solomon R. Guggenheim MuseumPoint(-73.958889 40.783056)
Q3492931Speed Art MuseumPoint(-85.760916666 38.217861111)
Q7673984Tacoma Art MuseumPoint(-122.437 47.2475)
Q7675043Taft Museum of ArtPoint(-84.503333 39.1025)
Q7681719Tampa Museum of ArtPoint(-82.4619 27.9484)
Q17060100The BroadPoint(-118.251 34.0544)
Q682827The Frick CollectionPoint(-73.9673 40.7712)
Q578485The Phillips CollectionPoint(-77.046666666 38.911388888)
Q1743116Toledo Museum of ArtPoint(-83.55944 41.65806)
Q18325616Tucson Museum of ArtPoint(-110.9754 32.2234)
Q7895562University of Iowa Stanley Museum of ArtPoint(-91.5402 41.6653)
Q7895586University of Kentucky Art MuseumPoint(-84.5012 38.0376)
Q18343226University of Wyoming Art MuseumPoint(-105.56784 41.3148)
Q18325633USC Fisher Museum of ArtPoint(-118.287325 34.01863)
Q2502866Utah Museum of Fine ArtsPoint(-111.843 40.7602)
Q4013975Virginia Museum of Fine ArtsPoint(-77.474722 37.556389)
Q403080Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of ArtPoint(-72.673889 41.763333)
Q2178180Wolfsonian-FIUPoint(-80.1326 25.7808)
Q847508Worcester Art MuseumPoint(-71.802 42.2731)
Q8038231Wright Museum of ArtPoint(-89.031528 42.502083)
Q1568434Yale University Art GalleryPoint(-72.931 41.3085)

Wikidata query for Map of NEPIP Museums (with Qids of NEPIP Museums)

#Map of NEPIP museums with coordinates
SELECT ?image ?item ?itemLabel ?geo WHERE {
  VALUES ?item {wd:Q4674272 wd:Q1976985 wd:Q420869 wd:Q3816734 wd:Q3612510 wd:Q672759 wd:Q239303 wd:Q377579 wd:Q2916280 wd:Q865736 wd:Q4923831 wd:Q2906140 wd:Q632682 wd:Q1017269 wd:Q5043873 wd:Q5114675 wd:Q2970522 wd:Q1465805 wd:Q657415 wd:Q2383136 wd:Q5935366 wd:Q5171521 wd:Q5194095 wd:Q745866 wd:Q5238285 wd:Q15694044 wd:Q597355 wd:Q1189960 wd:Q1201549 wd:Q5351782 wd:Q5360357 wd:Q6023573 wd:Q186499 wd:Q1416890 wd:Q5459526 wd:Q809600 wd:Q3075008 wd:Q5472294 wd:Q5478803 wd:Q5495608 wd:Q1075126 wd:Q5506587 wd:Q5547611 wd:Q14708424 wd:Q3412050 wd:Q3783572 wd:Q5696477 wd:Q5734055 wd:Q953345 wd:Q128316 wd:Q3140304 wd:Q5945433 wd:Q1117704 wd:Q14688488 wd:Q1672708 wd:Q731126 wd:Q592116 wd:Q1372546 wd:Q14704420 wd:Q1741629 wd:Q2468251 wd:Q1641836 wd:Q3837886 wd:Q6694613 wd:Q1470276 wd:Q1906417 wd:Q6781199 wd:Q6803132 wd:Q20858105 wd:Q6815343 wd:Q160236 wd:Q325712 wd:Q325712 wd:Q1700481 wd:Q6869561 wd:Q6869561 wd:Q18325603 wd:Q2414041 wd:Q188740 wd:Q1946291 wd:Q14715727 wd:Q49133 wd:Q1565911 wd:Q214867 wd:Q3878590 wd:Q510324 wd:Q2997830 wd:Q977015 wd:Q14686372 wd:Q2105170 wd:Q2603905 wd:Q2148186 wd:Q1760539 wd:Q674427 wd:Q1368166 wd:Q1816301 wd:Q3486881 wd:Q1192305 wd:Q12069361 wd:Q201469 wd:Q3492931 wd:Q7673984 wd:Q7675043 wd:Q7681719 wd:Q17060100 wd:Q682827 wd:Q578485 wd:Q578485 wd:Q1743116 wd:Q18325616 wd:Q7895562 wd:Q7895586 wd:Q18343226 wd:Q18325633 wd:Q2502866 wd:Q4013975 wd:Q403080 wd:Q2178180 wd:Q847508 wd:Q8038231 wd:Q1568434}
   ?item    wdt:P625 ?geo .
  OPTIONAL {?item wdt:P18 ?image}
  SERVICE wikibase:label { bd:serviceParam wikibase:language "[AUTO_LANGUAGE],en". }