12.09.2017 How can provenance researchers discover whether an artwork changed hands illegally during the Nazi period? Are there any differences between the way research is carried out in Germany and in the USA? On 27 September 2017 experts will explain how provenance research is actually done.
How can provenance researchers discover whether an artwork changed hands illegally during the Nazi period? Are there any differences between the way research is carried out in Germany and in the USA? On 27 September 2017 experts will explain how provenance research is actually done.
At a public evening event, participants in the German and American Provenance Research Exchange Programme (PREP) will be talking about the challenges and achievements of their work.
FROM VIENNA TO NEW YORK: TRACING SELECT WORKS FROM THE OSCAR BONDY COLLECTION (in English)
THE KEY TO THE PREVIOUS OWNER: CODES – ABBREVIATIONS – CIPHERS AND THEIR DECIPHERING (in German)
VARIATIONS AND COPIES: A CHALLENGE FOR PROVENANCE RESEARCH (in English)
THE IMPORTANCE OF TRANSATLANTIC COMMUNICATION IN PROVENANCE RESEARCH: A CASE STUDY OF TWO MEDIEVAL BEAKERS FROM THE COLLECTION OF BARON MAXIMILIAN VON GOLDSCHMIDT-ROTHSCHILD AT THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, NEW YORK (in English)
INSTITUTIONAL ENTANGLEMENT: THE IMPORTANCE OF COLLABORATION BETWEEN UNIVERSITIES AND MUSEUMS FOR PROVENANCE RESEARCH (in English)
Admission to this event is free. The talks will be held in either English or German (the language of each talk is indicated above).
PREP stands for (German/American) ‘Provenance Research Exchange Program for Museum Professionals’. The programme is specifically aimed at museum professionals from either Germany or the USA whose work entails researching Nazi-looted art. The chief aim of the programme is the creation of a professional network among individual researchers.
In the period 25–29 September, participants in the 2017 PREP programme will meet in Berlin.
The project is supported by the Transatlantic Programme of the Federal Republic of Germany, with funds from the European Recovery Programme (ERP), which are administered by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). PREP also receives support from the office of the Federal Commissioner for Culture and Media, as per a resolution passed by the German parliament. The Smithonian Women’s Committee is an additional sponsor of the programme.
Interview: Jane Milosch and the Provenance Research Exchange Program PREP
Interview: Provenance research: Nancy Karrels and the back of the paintings
Interview: MacKenzie Mallon - Slashes in a Feininger
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PREP – German-American Provenance Research Exchange Program for Museum Professionals 2017-2019