CFP: Art Crime and Stolen Heritage, Session at EAA (Maastricht, 30 Aug-3 Sep 17)

Deadline: Mar 15, 2017

Art Crime and Stolen Heritage: Towards an Archaeological Consensus

Organizers: James Symonds, Nour A. Munawar, Lindsay Morehouse, Christine Acosta Weirich, Marina Lostal, Jens Notroff

The looting of archaeological sites is by no means a recent phenomenon and has been taking place in war zones for centuries. The incidence of illicit trade has, however, been significantly influenced in recent years by the growth of international art markets that are willing to accept/sell unprovenanced items. Examples of the privatisation of public monuments have added to the loss of cultural heritage by placing items in private hands. Additionally, social media platforms/cost sharing applications have provided readily accessible markets for art objects and archaeological artefacts.

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The Getty Provenance Index® has added 138,000 database records of art sales from the 1600s and 1700s

New Sales Data Trace the First Hundred Years
of the British Auction Market

The Getty Provenance Index has, for three decades, been a leading resource for scholarship on the history of collecting. Founded in the early 1980s by Burton Fredericksen, the first curator of paintings for the Getty Museum, the Provenance Index has evolved into a collection of online databases with 1.75 million records indexing the works of art described in source documents such as auction catalogs, archival inventories, and dealer stock books. This data can be used to trace the ownership of works of art and to examine patterns in collecting and art markets.

Read Eric Hormell’s full announcement about the exciting addition of 138,000 database records on ‘the Getty iris’.

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

KUNSTSAMMLER e.V.
Koenigsallee 37A | D – 14193 Berlin
Kontakt

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.

Break

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

Limited spaces available.

RE-POST: German-American Exchange Program for Provenance Research, 2017-2019

Apply before November 18: PREP German-American Exchange Program for Provenance Research, 2017-2019

Applications for the Provenance Research Exchange Program (PREP) in 2017 are now open until 18 November 2016. In order to access the application form, prospective applicants first need to register via the Smithsonian Online Application Platform SOLAA.

Information for Applicants PDF : prep-call-for-applications-2016

For questions about the German/American Provenance Research Exchange Program or the application process, please contact Smithsonian Institution Provenance Research Initiative (provenance@si.edu) or the German project coordinators at the Zentralarchiv of the Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin (prep@hv.spk-berlin.de).

Source : ZIKG (accessed 19 Oct, 2016) and Arthist.net (accessed 20 Oct, 2016)

CONF: Art, Provenance and Law – Kunst, Provenienz und Recht, June 13-14, Bonn

Art, Provenance and Law – Challenges and Expectations

Kunst, Provenienz und Recht – Herausforderungen und Erwartungen

Universität Bonn, Hauptgebäude, Hörsaal IX, 13. – 14.06.2016

Monday, June 13, 2016

18.00 Uhr
Nina Dethloff
Geschäftsführende Direktorin des Käte Hamburger Kollegs “Recht als Kultur“
Begrüßung

18.10 Uhr
Michael Hoch
Rektor der Universität Bonn
Grußwort

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