Eligibility for membership fee reduction

Students, doctoral candidates, volunteers, unemployed persons and pensioners are granted a 50% reduction of the membership fee upon presentation of a current certificate valid for at least six months.

The reduction must first be applied for at the Executive Board with corresponding proof (certificate of enrolment, volunteer contract, etc.) and then annually (by 31 January of the respective calendar year) prove that an eligibility still exists.

Please note: It is not possible to set up a SEPA direct debit for reduced membership fees.

Method of payment

Bank transfer

Please transfer the membership fee only after you have been accepted as a member and have received a request for payment to the following account:
Membership fee
Account holder: Arbeitskreis Provenienzforschung e.V.
IBAN: DE39 4306 0967 1210 1597 00

Reason for payment: Name_Membership number_Membership fee_Year

SEPA direct debit

I hereby revocably authorise the Arbeitskreis Provenienzforschung e.V. to debit the annual fees to be paid by me from my current account by means of direct debit.

Internal profile for the Arbeitskreis (visible for all members)

In the following fields, please describe your work(s) in the field of provenance research as comprehensively and detailed as possible. Please note that membership of the Arbeitskreis Provenienzforschung e.V. is only possible if you are an employee of a public or publicly funded institution and conduct provenance research as part of your duties, or if you otherwise conduct provenance research on a long-term, full-time basis (see § 4 of the AK Provenienzforschung e.V. statutes).

Admission criteria & declaration of membership

I hereby apply for membership in the Arbeitskreis Provenienzforschung e.V.

Admission criteria

Members can be:

  • Employees of public or private institutions who are employed primarily in an academic capacity or in a comparable position in the field of provenance research.
  • Students, doctoral students and volunteers who are active in the field of provenance research in the context of research projects, their master’s thesis topic, dissertation topic or their training. Enrollment in a relevant degree program is not a sufficient admission criterion.
  • Freelancers and self-employed individuals who work primarily in the field of provenance research.
  • Each application for membership is reviewed individually by all five board members.

Each member accepts the following ( scholarly ) guidelines:

  • Provenance researchers cooperate with provenance researchers;
  • Providing and updating their own contact details and portrait (research focus, current and previous activities in the field of provenance research);
  • Publication of research results, if possible;
  • Announcement of own new publications as soon as they are publicly available;
  • In conducting provenance research and publishing provenances, members commit themselves to the general scientific standards of the Arbeitskreis Provenienzforschung e.V., the German Research Foundation (DFG), and the ICOM Code of Ethics. In particular, when publishing provenances, members recognize the following scholarly standards, which include the provision of source documents, null documents, source locations, the naming of all owners, as well as the prior inspection of the sources, if possible, in the original. The currently valid standards are updated regularly and can be viewed on the website of the Arbeitskreis.

Membership fee

The fee for membership is 60,00 € annually and must be paid by 31st January of the current year, for new members at the latest one month after admission.
Students, doctoral candidates, volunteers, unemployed persons and pensioners are granted a 50% reduction of the membership fee upon presentation of a current certificate valid for at least six months.


Membership shall be terminated by written notice of resignation no later than three months before the end of the business year (notice period up to and including 30 September). The date of the postmark is applicable.

Attention - please be advised that the field in German below is required to finalise the form. It ensures, you are using a functioning Email-address that you have access to. Unfortunately, it is built-in the software we use to manage membership data (easyVerein), and we therefore are unable to translate the text ourselves. We have reported the problem and were ensured that a translation is forthcoming.

For the moment, to finalize the form:

1.: Click on "Jetzt anfordern" - after doing so you will get a short Email (in German) with a verification code ("Verifikationscode")

2.: Copy this code in the field labeled "Verifikationscode"

3. Confirm your Email by clicking on "Confirm"

4. Submit your membership application

If you should have any problems, please get in touch with us at kontakt@arbeitskreis-provenienzforschung.org.


I agree to the guidelines and admission criteria of the Arbeitskreis Provenienzforschung e.V. and commit myself to these in future publications and in my dealings with colleagues.

I will inform the Arbeitskreis Provenienzforschung e.V. immediately if my professional status changes and is no longer compatible with the above admission criteria.

I give permission for my data ("Internal profile for the Arbeitskreis") to be shared with members of the Arbeitskreis and commit myself to using the data of other members exclusively for purposes relating to the interests of the association and not to disclose it to third parties.

Bevor der Antrag abgesendet werden kann, muss die E-Mail Adresse verifiziert werden