The Washington Principles (1998) and the extensive research by the Bergier Commission (1996–2002), are key dates for provenance research in Switzerland. From 2012 the “Gurlitt trove” and the legacy of the estate to the Kunstmuseum Bern drew attention once again to the treatment of artworks looted by the Nazis in public and private collections. Research into the change of ownership of art works and artefacts has once again been discussed internationally since then. Since 2016 in Switzerland, the federal government has devoted a total of 2 million francs to provenance research projects in museums. But what demands are placed on provenance research as a discipline, specifically in Switzerland? Along with the historical and moral obligation to restitute art works and cultural assets to their legal owners or their heirs, today there are additional questions that apply to the content particularly of the academic disciplines of art history, ethnology and archaeology as well as art technology and conservation studies, and which extend to issues of international cultural asset transfer and thus to legal and political aspects of the origin of artefacts. Continue reading “CFP: Section Provenance, Fourth Swiss Congress of Art History (Mendrisio, 6-8 June 2019)”
The new issue of the Journal for Art Market Studies explores the multi-faceted
historical role of the art market in the displacement of cultural assets.
Dispossessions of Cultural Objects between 1914 and 1989/1991
– Alpe Adria Region in Comparative Perspective
Ljubljana, France Stele Institute of Art History ZRC SAZU, March 19 – 21, 2018
Deadline: Nov 12, 2017
The research project team Transfer of Cultural Objects in the Alpe Adria Region in the 20th Century (TransCultAA) invites applications for papers to be presented in Ljubljana in March 19-21, 2018.
Transfer of Cultural Objects in the Alpe Adria Region in the 20th Century (TransCultAA) is a HERA – Humanities in the European Research Area – international and interdisciplinary research project of four countries (Germany, Italy, Slovenia and Croatia, together with the Commission for Provenance Research in Vienna, Austria, as associated partner). The four principal investigators are Christian Fuhrmeister, Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Munich (project leader), Donata Levi, University of Udine, Barbara Murovec, France Stele Institute of Art History ZRC SAZU, Ljubljana, and Ljerka Dulibić, Strossmayer Gallery of Old Masters HAZU in Zagreb. The project is being funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 649307. Continue reading “CFP: Dispossessions of Cultural Objects (Ljubljana, 19-21 Mar 18)”
Stiftung Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin
Application dead-line: 25.08.2017
Stiftung Deutsches Historisches Museum has a job opening as Research Assistant for Provenance Research for two years in Berlin.
The rest of the post is in German. Continue reading “Job: 1 Research Assistant for ‘Provenance Research’ (DHM Berlin)”
Stiftung Deutsches Zentrum Kulturgutverluste
Application dead line: 01.10.2017
The German Center for Cultural Heritage and Art Loss Register [Stiftung Deutsches Zentrum Kulturgutverluste] in Magdeburg provides funding for projects for provenance research of Nazi looted art . Application deadline for long-term research projects is 1 October 2017.
Short-term applications are available throughout the year without dead line. Continue reading “STIP: Grant for Provenance Research projects”
CFP: Art Markets and Politics. State Control and Trade in Global Perspective – Workshop 2016
Technische Universität Berlin, Main Building, Senate Room H 1035, November 4/5, 2016
Fifth international workshop of the Forum Kunst und Markt / Center for Art Market Studies, Institute of Art History and Center for Metropolitan Studies, Technische Universität Berlin
Deadline: September 7, 2016
Art Markets and Politics:
State Control and Trade in Global Perspective
The consequences of Brexit, art looting, and cultural protection legislation – politics and art-dealing are interlocked in manifold ways. Forum Kunst und Markt’s fifth international workshop at TU Berlin will inquire in a historical long-term perspective about this “intervention” of politics in the workings of the art trade: Continue reading “CFP: APPLY BY SEPT 7: Art Markets and Politics. State Control and Trade in Global Perspective”