Accepting and Holding Objects “in Trust” – an International and Interdisciplinary Perspective, Conference, Vienna University Library, 2-4 May 2017

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The question the conference aims to rise is how libraries, archives, museums, and Jewish institutions deal with cultural property or looted property held "in trust". While ordinary kinds of acquisition in cultural institutions, i.e. purchases, donations, deposit copies or exchanges, have been examined within the scope of NS provenance research, another type of transaction has been mostly overlooked so far.

On the basis of how libraries, archives and museums have so far dealt with cultural objects held “in trust”, national and international librarians, historians, curators and legal experts are invited to discuss structured procedures and lead an interdisciplinary debate on the requirements, chances and limits of appropriate measures concerning objects which have been illegally acquired and have been received "in trust".

The conference is organised by the team Provenance Research at Vienna University Library in cooperation with the Department of Contemporary History of the University of Vienna, the Association of Austrian Librarians (VÖB), the Society for Book Research in Austria, the Arbeitskreis Provenienzforschung und Restitution–Bibliothekenthe Arbeitskreis Provenienzforschung e.V., the Department for Restitution Affairs of the Jewish Community Vienna and the National Fund of the Republic of Austria for the Victims of National Socialism.
For further information please visit the website: https://provenienzforschungstagung2017.univie ...

Call for papers: https://provenienzforschungstagung2017.univie ...

In the course of the conference the 16th meeting of the Working Group NS provenance research within the Association of Austrian Librarians and the 7th meeting of the Working Group Provenienzforschung und Restitution – Bibliotheken is going to take place.


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