ANN: The Return of Beauty. Restitution of Nazi-looted Art in Comparative Perspectives (University of Bonn / online, 2 Feb 2022, 18:00-20:00 CET)

This conference is the culmination of a semester-long, unique course titled ‘Nazi-Looted Art: Law and Provenance Research’, a special collaboration between the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, funded by its programme of excellency (Transdisciplinary Research Area [“TRA”] 4), and Tel Aviv University.

Registration deadline: 1 Feb 2022


Bianca Gaudenzi, 
Deutsches Historisches Institut, Rome; University of Cambridge, UK; University of Konstanz, Germany: 
The ‘Return of Beauty’? The politics of restitution of Nazi-looted art in Italy, the Federal Republic of Germany and Austria, 1945-1998

Alexander Herman, 
Assistant Director, Institute of Art and Law, UK: 
The Return of Cultural Artefacts – the Post-colonial case

Hagi Kenaan, Chair, 
Department of Philosophy, Tel Aviv University: 
What is a Hermeneutics of Restitution?


Prof Leora Bilsky, The Benno Gitter Chair in Human Rights and Holocaust, Research, Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University; Director, The Minerva Center of Human Rights, Tel Aviv University

Prof Dr Matthias Weller, Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Professor for Civil Law, Art and Cultural Property Law; Director of the Institute for German and International Civil Procedural Law, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn

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