May 7, 2013

Nazi Plunder and Restitution: Conference on Nazi-Looted Art, October 26-27, 2011

 

The conference schedule:

  • Wednesday, 7 p.m.: Showing of The Rape of Europa followed by a discussion/lecture by Nicole Newnham, one of the movie’s producers/directors/writers; Kirby Hall of Civil Rights room 104
  • Thursday, noon: Brown bag lecture by Marc Masurovsky, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C., and co-founder of Holocaust Art Restitution Project: “A Primer on Nazi/Fascist Cultural Plunder and the Never-Ending Quest for Justice in the Post-War Era;” Gendebien Room, Skillman Library
  • Thursday, 3 p.m.: Lecture by Victoria Reed, Monica S. Sadler Curat or for Provenance, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: “Nazi-Era Provenance: The Museum Perspective and the Researcher’s Role;” Gendebien Room, Skillman Library
  • Thursday, 4:15 p.m.: Keynote speech by Jonathan Petropoulos, John V. Croul Professor of European History, Claremont McKenna College: “Nazi Art Plundering, Post-War Restitution, and the Restitution Field Going Forward;” Kirby Hall of Civil Rights room 104
  • Thursday, 7:30 p.m.: Lecture by Lucian Simmons, worldwide director of provenance and restitution at Sotheby’s, New York: “The Past Comes Back to Haunt Us: Nazi Looted Art in the 21st Century;” Kirby Hall of Civil Rights room 104
  • Friday, noon: Brown bag lunch lecture and discussion with Austrian Minister plenipotentiary Gregor Schusterschitz, head of the Department for International Law at the Austrian Ministry for European Affairs and 2011 Max Kade Distinguished Lecturer, sponsored by the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Max Kade Foundation: “Late Justice: Austria’s Efforts to Deal with Nazi-Looted Art in Public Museums and Collections;” Gendebien Room, Skillman LibraryIMG_1726

 

 

 

 

 

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From left to right:

Professor Rado Pribic, Oliver E. Williams Professor of Languages & Literatures, Director of International Affairs Program, Lafayette College

Jonathan Petropoulos, John V. Croul Professor of European History, Claremont McKenna College

Gregor Schusterschitz, head of the Department for International Law at the Austrian Ministry for European Affairs

Margarete Lamb-Faffelberger, Professor of German and Director of Max Kade Center for German Studies, Lafayette College

Professor Diane Ahl, Arthur J. ’55 and Barbara S. Rothkopf Professor of Art History, Lafayette College

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