Call for Applications
The organizing and partnering institutions of the German/American Provenance Research Exchange Program (PREP) for Museum Professionals, 2017-2019, announce the third and final year of the interdisciplinary exchange program for German and US museum professionals engaged with Nazi-era art provenance research—curators, collections managers, archivists, researchers, lawyers, and IT experts museum professionals—to consider how best to facilitate and collaborate on international research projects, and increase the transparency of its resources and results.
This year, the third and final of PREP’s program, will feature two Exchanges:
- PREP-Dresden Exchange, hosted by the Dresden State Art Museums (March 17-22, 2019)
- PREP-Washington, DC Exchange, hosted by the Smithsonian Institution (October 20-26, 2019)
Applications for 2019 will be open through September 28, 2019. The program will cover travel, lodging, and meals for the 21 applicants whom PREP’s steering committee will select to participate in both Exchanges. Selection announcements will go out mid-November 2018.
PREP is co-organized by the Smithsonian Institution and the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation/Berlin State Museums). Its five partner institutions are the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, The Getty Research Institute in LA, the Dresden State Art Collections, the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte (ZI) in Munich, and the German Center for Lost Art in Magdeburg.
PREP launched in 2017 with the 1st Exchange at the Met in New York, and the corresponding, 2nd Exchange was at the Berlin State Museums. The 3rd Exchange was at the Getty Research Institute in LA., and the 4th PREP Exchange will be at the Central Institute for Art History (ZI) in Munich, October 8-12, 2019.
Major support for PREP comes through a German government grant funded by the German Program for Transatlantic Encounters, with additional financial support from Germany’s Federal Commission for Culture and Media, the program’s six key partners, and the Smithsonian Women’s Committee.