Cover Osteuropa 1-2/2006

In Osteuropa 1-2/2006

(Co-)Operation Rooms of Art
A Recommendation for a Virtual Museum of Looted Art

Kristiane Janeke

Deutsche Fassung


The problem of “cultural assets transferred as a consequence of war” strains relations between Germany and Russia. One possible solution, which has attracted little attention so far, would be to establish a virtual museum of looted art. This virtual space would make it possible to place objects within the context of their original collection. The integration of additional information would make historical context easy to grasp and transform the virtual museum into a room of information for a shared collective memory.

(Osteuropa 1-2/2006, pp. 459–495)