This event is no longer scheduled for May 7-8, 2020. It has been rescheduled to December 1-2, 2020.
In an abundance of caution for the health and welfare of all involved we have made the decision to postpone the symposium to December 1-2, 2020. It will still be held at the CUNY Graduate Center, City University of New York.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience that this change may cause; however, we do this with everyone’s well-being in mind.
We will continue to update our website with new information. If you already submitted a registration request and you are unable to attend the symposium in December 2020, please inform us as soon as possible so that we might withdraw your request. If we do not receive notification from you, we will roll over all previously submitted requests to register.
The registration process remains open for the symposium. Kindly complete the form on the symposium website. http://www.dfs.ny.gov/termsofart.
Please note that space is limited, and the symposium centers on a highly specialized subject. In order to ensure the substance remains focused, participation is intended for practitioners in this field including claimant representatives, attorneys, members of the art trade, cultural institution professionals, provenance researchers, historians and art historians.
This symposium aims to explore from the historical, art historical and practical perspectives and across practitioner groups, what it means to describe involuntary loss using a specific term. The symposium will include expert paper presentations and panel-led discussions among claimant representatives, attorneys, members of the art trade, cultural institutions, provenance researchers, historians and art historians.
Following the symposium, papers will be published as a free online book. The goal of the publication is to further the dialogue concerning this issue and promote greater understanding about the mechanics of dispossession as they relate to claims for artwork involuntarily lost as a result of Nazi persecution.
Our goal is to inform and guide future discussions about the disparate views on these historical events and how a common understanding of these terms can effectively contribute to resolving claims in a more consistent and expeditious manner.
Terms of Art
Understanding the Mechanics of Dispossession During the Nazi Period
New York State Department of Financial Services
One State Street, 22nd Floor, New York, NY 10004