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A New Lichtenberg Professorship dedicated to Provenance Studies

2020-01-06 Prof. Dr. Lynn Rother has been appointed Lichtenberg-Professor for Provenance Studies at Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany. Prof. Rother, until recently Senior Provenance Specialist at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, took up her new position at Leuphana. Funded and awarded by the Volkswagen Foundation, Lichtenberg Professorships are aimed at outstanding researchers wishing to embark on independent research in innovative and interdisciplinary areas. During the initial five-year funding period, Prof. Rother will be using computational methods to study the provenance of Modern European paintings in US-American Museums and the extent to which their migration was caused by political conflicts and art market transactions across the Atlantic in the twentieth century.