18 July 2015
The research into the pedigree of the objects in our collection, started Summer 2014, comes to an end this month. One of the last steps was the determination of a more specific period that owners had an object in their possession, which we succeeded with the help of personal contacts and in some cases literature research. This form of pedigree research, so rarely done when it comes to artifacts, proves quite successful. In many cases we were able to trace back the complete whereabouts of an object even from the manufacturer to the moment it entered into the museum collection. This also shows the conditions needed for an object to survive. You can discover yourself the successive changes of ownership by checking out our website. Be aware that for reasons of privacy, the ownership of the last ten years is not yet displayed on the site.