Job: 1 Research Assistant for ‘Provenance Research’ (DHM Berlin)

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.

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CONF: The Transfer of Jewish-owned Cultural Objects (Lucca, 18-19 Sep 17)

The Transfer of Jewish-owned Cultural Objects in the Alpe Adria Region

IMT Lucca School for Advanced Studies, Italy, September 18 – 19, 2017

The first International Workshop of the HERA project “Transfer of Cultural Objects in the Alpe Adria Region in the 20th Century” (TransCultAA) will take at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca on 18-19 September 2017.

The workshop will focus on the Jewish-owned cultural property in the Italian Alpe Adria region.
As a geographic zone of transit, the Alpe Adria region, broadly understood, was characterized by an intense displacement of cultural assets owned by Jews through confiscation, plunder and seizure by German and Italian authorities during WWII.
The TransCultAA project members will point out the complexity of the phenomenon at a transnational level. In particular, they will present and analyze the different administrative practices in the management of Jewish-owned heritage, investigate the institutions, organizations and networks, examine the trajectories of victims and perpetrators, and also try to document the objects present or in transition on the territory. In doing so, the aim of the TransCultAA project is not only to trace the tangible movement of objects, but also their role as symbolic capital. Accordingly, alongside ‘high’ art also ‘low’ art and everyday objects – which all played a role in developing individual, collective and national identities – will be taken into account.
Finally, multinational members of TransCultAA will share the results of their recent and ongoing research projects, and recommend new approaches and paths for investigations in this field.


Monday 18 September 2017

14.30 Registration of participants

Conference Hall / Guinigi Chapel

3.00pm Welcome

Pietro Pietrini (Director, IMT Lucca)
Maria Luisa Catoni (IMT Lucca, Director LYNX Unit)
Emanuele Pellegrini (IMT Lucca, Track Director in AMCH)

3.45pm Christian Fuhrmeister (Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Munich): History and Future of Provenance and Translocation Research

4.15pm Donata Levi (Università degli Studi di Udine), Barbara Murovec (France Stele Institute of Art History ZRC SAZU, Ljubljana), Ljerka Dulibić (Strossmayer Gallery, Zagreb), and Christian Fuhrmeister (Munich): Transfer of Cultural Objects in the Alpe Adria Region: Goals and Problems of a HERA Funded Research Project

– followed by Podium Discussion with Ilaria Pavan (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa) and Paolo Coen (Università degli Studi di Teramo) Cloister of San Francesco

6.00pm Welcoming Cocktail & Poster Exhibition Inauguration

Tuesday 19 September 2017

Session I

Chair: Emanuele Pellegrini (Lucca)

9.00am Daria Brasca (Lucca): Dispossession of Italian Jews (title to be determined)

9.20am Victoria Reed (Sadler Curator for Provenance, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston): Nazi-Era Provenance Research: Case Studies from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

9.40am Marc Masurovsky (HARP co-founder, Washington, DC.): The ERR project (title to be determined)

10.00am Paolo Coen (Teramo): Response

10.10 Discussion

10.45am Coffee Break

Session II

Chair: Donata Levi (Udine)

11.15 Michael Wedekind (Munich): Plundering the Italian Jews: The Case of Trieste (1938-1945)

11.35 Antonia Bartoli (Nina and Lee Griggs Fellow, European Art, Yale University Art Gallery): The Activities and Enterprises of Dr. Alessandro (“Sandro”) Morandotti (1909-1979), Art Dealer, Antiquarian and Publisher (1940-1945)

11.55am Irene Bolzon (Istituto per la Storia della Resistenza e della Società Contemporanea di Treviso – Udine) – Fabio Verardo (Università di Trento, Istituto Regionale per la Storia del Movimento di Liberazione per il Friuli Venezia Giulia): Postwar Trials in Trieste and Crimes Against Jews: Collaboration and Crimes Against Property During German Occupation (title to be determined)

12.15pm Ljerka Dulibić (Zagreb): Response

12.25ppm Discussion

1-2pm  Lunch Break

Session III

Chair: Barbara Murovec (Ljubljana)

2.00pm Iva Pasini Tržec (Strossmayer Gallery, Zagreb)
Contentious Musealisation Process(es) of Jewish Art Collections in Croatia

2.20pm Nenad Makuljević (University of Belgrade)
Jewish-Owned Cultural Objects in Serbia during the Second World War

2.40pm Francesca Coccolo (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice)
Rodolfo Siviero between Fascism and Cold War: Negotiating Art Restitution and ‘Exceptional Returns’ to Italy after the Second World War

3.00pm Kostantin Akinsha (freelance art historian, ARTnews magazine): Response

3.10pm Discussion

3.45pm Coffee Break

Session IV

Chair: Christian Fuhrmeister (Munich)

4.15pm Anneliese Schallmeiner and Gabriele Anderl (Commission for Provenance Research, Vienna)
Confiscated assets in Trieste: a list of Austrian Jewish owners – reflected in different sources in Viennese archives

4.35pm Nathalie Neumann (Independent Researcher, Berlin)
“J.F., Meran” On Flight: The Art Collector Julius Freund and His Collection

4.55pm Ilaria Pavan (Pisa): Response

5.05pm Discussion

5.40pm Daria Brasca (Lucca) – Christian Fuhrmeister (Munich) – Donata Levi (Udine) – Emanuele Pellegrini (Lucca): Final Remarks

6.00pm End of Workshop

For any information, please contact: <> <>

Reference: CONF: The Transfer of Jewish-owned Cultural Objects (Lucca, 18-19 Sep 17). In: H-ArtHist, Jul 24, 2017. <>.

CFP: New Voices 2017-18: Art and Movement (Birmingham, 11 Jan 18)

Call for Papers
Art and Movement

University of Birmingham, January 11, 2018
Association for Art History
Deadline: September 4, 2017

Keynote speaker: Professor Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll

Whether moved by force, trade or choice, art and artists rarely remain static. In the twentieth and twenty-first centuries in particular, globalised systems of travel, communication, and trade have meant that art and the art world, including artists, curators and dealers, are perceptively more mobile. Yet, artists have always moved in response to the availability of work and materials, or for cultural and educational opportunities. Artists have also long depicted people or objects in movement, from paintings of the flight into Egypt to contemporary installations of the belongings of refugees.

‘New Voices: Art and Movement’ will give postgraduate and doctoral researchers an opportunity to discuss the topic of art and movement and to address persistent historical, contextual, and conceptual questions.

  • How did art participate in or resist the creation of our globalised world, and how has that system impacted the creation and reception of art?
  • How can the development of systems and networks for the circulation of art be traced historically?
  • What can the movement of art tell us about specific works of art or cultural, political, economic and social contexts?
  • In what way does the form of an object reflect its movements or movability?
  • How and why has movement been represented through the ages?

The time has perhaps never been more apt to question the way art travels and moves, or the way movement influences the production, curation and reception of art. We welcome contributions from all periods that address the theme. Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Representations of movement or its impact on a work of art’s function and form
  • The lives and work of artists abroad, including immigrants, expatriates and refugees
  • Networks of trade and circulation
  • The impact of globalisation on the production of art, its curation and the art market
  • The restitution of art and cultural objects
  • Non-movement, i.e. art or artists that resist or are denied movement

Please submit abstracts of no more than 250 words for 20-minute papers along with a 150-word biographical note to by 4 September 2017. The submission of abstracts is open to postgraduate researchers (master’s and doctoral) of all related disciplines; attendance is open to all.
For more details, see:

For this year’s New Voices we have affiliated with a related conference at the University of Birmingham. This conference, entitled ‘Art on the Move – Mobility in the Long Nineteenth Century‘, will be held over two days following New Voices. Attendees and contributors to New Voices are encouraged to attend, although they are separate events and admission is charged separately. For more information please visit:

Source: CFP: New Voices 2017-18: Art and Movement (Birmingham, 11 Jan 18). In: H-ArtHist, Jul 11, 2017.

CONF: Provenienz- und Sammlungsforschung IX (München, 5 Apr 17)

Franz Marc, Der Turm der blauen Pferde (1913) und die Rezeption „entarteter“ Kunst nach 1945

Pinakothek der Moderne und Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, München, 05.04.2017



13.15 Uhr
(Pinakothek der Moderne, Barer Straße 40, 80333 München)
Begrüßung und anschließend Führung durch die Ausstellung: Michael Hering

14.45 Uhr
(Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Katharina-von-Bora-Str. 10, 80333 München, Raum 242)


15.15 Uhr
Begrüßung und Einführung: Christian Fuhrmeister

15.25 Uhr
Annegret Hoberg: Was weiß die Kunstgeschichte über Franz Marc: Der Turm der blauen Pferde (1913)?

15.45 Uhr
Isgard Kracht: Inszeniert und instrumentalisiert – das Werk von Franz Marc im „Dritten Reich“

16.05 Uhr
Christian Welzbacher: Mythos oder Missverständnis? Edwin Redslob und Der Turm der blauen Pferde

16.25 Uhr

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ANN: Dealing with Nazi-looted Art from Private Estates – Opportunities for Provenance Research and Restitution, 16 Feb, Frankfurt/Main (in German)

Koenigsallee 37A | D – 14193 Berlin

Dealing with Nazi-looted Art from Private Estates – Opportunities for Provenance
Research and Restitution 

Umgang mit NS-Raubkunst aus Privatbesitz – Möglichkeiten der Provenienzforschung
und Restitution

16 February 2017, 6pm, Villa Metzler, Frankfurt am Main

1. Introduction
Dr. Christoph Andreas (Kunsthandlung J.P. Schneider, Frankfurt)
Advisory Board member of Kunstsammler e.V.

2. Legal framework for art restitution
Michael Eggert (Rechtsanwälte Kiermeier Haselier Grosse, Dresden)
Advisory Board member of Kunstsammler e.V.


3. The case of Cornelius Gurlitt – a private collector under suspicion
Dr. Sibylle Ehringhaus (Independent provenance research scholar,, Berlin)

Limited spaces available.