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Information Meeting on the Call for Franco-German Research Projects on the Provenance of Cultural Objects from sub-Saharan Africa

The Centre Marc Bloch organizes a series of information meetings on the first call for projects of the Franco-German Research Fund on the Provenance of Cultural Objects from sub-Saharan Africa. 

Please circulate widely! 

In 2023, France and Germany decided to create a joint fund dedicated to provenance research on sub-Saharan objects in their public institutions. Museums, cultural, scientific and academic institutions in both Germany and France hold substantial collections of cultural objects with great symbolic, artistic, historic or societal significance for the countries and societies of origin. Over the last few years, strengthening provenance research has been a major objective for Germany and France, as well as for many other European countries. France and Germany have sought to support making sub-Saharan cultural heritage more accessible again to the Sub-Saharan public.

This Fund is a three-year initiative with an annual budget of 720.000€. Based on an annual call for proposals, it will support provenance research projects carried out by consortia bringing together French, German and sub-Saharan partners. The Scientific Council is responsible for defining the Fund’s program, project evaluation and selection. It is made up of nine highly recognized experts equally from France, Germany and sub-Saharan Africa.

This call for provenance research welcomes all disciplines. It is designed to support projects proposed jointly by researchers and professionals from museums and cultural institutions from France and Germany in close collaboration with cultural and scientific partner and communities from sub-Saharan countries. Please note that the investigated items’ history does not necessarily need to be a Franco-German history. 


To learn more about the project, click here and for more information about the call and the submission documents, see

Dr. Julie Sissia
Project Head
Centre Marc Bloch

Wed 21.02.2024, 11:00 am – 12.00 pm: in French
Wed 21.02.2024, 12:00 pm – 13.00 pm: in German
Wed 28.02.2024 11:00 am – 12.00 pm: in French
Wed 28.02.2024, 12:00 pm – 13.00 pm: in German 

Location: online and Centre Marc Bloch, Friedrichstraße 191, D-10117 Berlin

Offer: online and in presence information meeting
Registration: required – if you want to attend in presence at CMB please write an E-mail

Registration required. The number of participants is limited. Registration links :  

Wed 21.02.2024, 11:00 am – 12.00 pm: in French  

Wed 21.02.2024, 12:00 pm – 13.00 pm: in German

Wed 28.02.2024 11:00 am – 12.00 pm: in French   

Wed 28.02.2024, 12:00 pm – 13.00 pm: in German

Dr. Julie SissiaWissenschaftliche Projektleiterin/Cheffe de projet scientifique
Fonds franco-allemand de recherche sur la provenance des biens culturels d’Afrique sub-saharienne /
Deutsch-französischer Provenienzforschungfonds zu Kulturgütern aus Subsahara-AfrikaCentre Marc Bloch e.V.

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