OBJECT LESSONS: GERMAN AND AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES ON PROVENANCE RESEARCH OF...

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OBJECT LESSONS: GERMAN AND AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES ON PROVENANCE RESEARCH OF THE COLONIAL AND NAZI ERAS

Provenance researchers face many challenges in tracing the ownership history of art works and cultural objects, especially those with a centuries-long history. The media have focused public attention on provenance research and restitution debates concerning objects, especially paintings, that were looted during the Nazi era. What can provenance researchers of Nazi-era looted objects learn from those who study collections acquired under colonial rule, and vice versa? How do methodologies and challenges of museum professionals and researchers dealing with colonial period- and Nazi-era collections overlap? What new insights can we gain from the study of the provenance of objects of all categories, and how might these be applied to advancing scholarly discourse, public debates, and solutions regarding Nazi-era and colonial objects?


Moderator:
Irene Bald Romano,Professor of Art History, School of Art, and Professor of Anthropology, School of Anthropology, University of Arizona, and 2018 PREP participant


Panelists:
Mirjam Brusius, Research Fellow in Colonial and Global History, German Historical Institute London
Bronwyn Campbell, Provenance Manager, National Gallery of Australia
Christine Mullen Kreamer, Deputy Director and Chief Curator, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
H. Glenn Penny, Professor of Modern European History, University of Iowa, and GHI Advisory Board Member
Hilke Thode-Arora, Head of Department, Oceania, and Provenance Research Liaison Officer, Museum Fünf Kontinente (Five Continents Museum), Munich, and 2018 PREP guest speaker


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For more information about PREP visit provenance.si.edu

This program will be videotaped and available at provenance.si.edu. Your attendance will signify your permission to use any resulting images for PREP/GHI purposes.


Photograph of Jacques Lipchitz, 193-? / E.H. Roth, photographer. Jacques Lipchitz papers and Bruce Bassett papers concerning Jacques Lipchitz, circa 1910-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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