11 December 2008, 09:00 a.m. - 12 December 2008 6:00 p.m.
11th - 12 th December 2008: Symposium: Taking Responsibility. Nazi - looted Art - a challenge for Libraries, Archives and Museums
In December 1998, forty-four governments and thirteen NGOs endorsed the "Principles of the Washington Conference With Respect to Nazi-Confiscated Art". In the "Statement by the Federal Government, the Laender (federal states) and the national associations of local authorities on the tracing and return of Nazi-confiscated art, especially from Jewish property", those responsible in Germany emphasized their commitment to these principles. To the present day, the issue of tracing andreturning Nazi-looted art is an undiminished challenge for the institutions concerned.
To mark the tenth anniversary of the Washington Principles, the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz and the Koordinierungsstelle für Kulturgutverluste are hosting an international symposium. In their papers, the speakers will review past developments in the field, examine perspectives and speak about fundamental issues concerning the restitution of cultural artefacts, provenance research and possible "fair and just solutions". A panel discussion bringing together representatives of cultural institutions, the law, advocacy groups and the host organisations will conclude the symposium.
More Information: Carola Thielecke, email@example.com.
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