Investigation into the provenance of museum collections in connection with the theft, confiscation and sale of objects under duress between 1933 and 1945.

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Kleasterwei 3 9297 WR Veenklooster

Investigation results

None of the objects in this museum have problematic provenance.

Result of this investigation

The museum reports that it found no problematic acquisitions. Fogelsangh State presented three different collections. The Van Iddekinge collection is on loan and contains furniture, porcelain and textiles. The Hora Siccama van de Harkstede portrait collection is also on loan. Objects are also displayed from the Van Heemstra collection. The museum reports that the Hora Siccama van de Harkstede portraits, like the Van Heemstra collection, are items acquired from established families and therefore not of problematic provenance.
Much of the Van Iddekinge collection donated by Nederlandse Kastelenstichting in 1994 was acquired by inheritance. Little is known about the purchases made by the last owners of the collection, who mostly acquired porcelain and pottery. Archive investigation following an article published in 2005 (‘Fogelsanghstate collectie: Een Groninger schat in een Friese state’) added little to existing knowledge about these items.

About this museum and its collection

Fogelsangh State country residence showcases the life of Frisian aristocrats. Paintings, furniture, glass and porcelain are displayed in period rooms. A kitchen is also shown, as well as a billiard room and a hunting room. Toys and a sleigh also form part of the collection.