Nazi Plunder and Restitution: Conference on Nazi-Looted Art at Lafayette College PA 26-28 October 2011

Events and Conferences
When: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - Friday, October 28, 2011
Where: Various campus locations
Price: Free

The conference began the evening of Wednesday, October 26 and concluded at 1:00 on Friday, October 28. The schedule:

Wednesday, 5:30 pm: Dinner with speakers and invited guests

Wednesday, 7 pm: Showing of “The Rape of Europa” followed by a discussion/lecture by Nicole Newnham, one of the movie’s producers/directors/writers

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”

Thursday, 3 pm : Lecture by Victoria Reed (Monica S. Sadler Curator for Provenance, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston): “Nazi-Era Provenance: The Museum’s Perspective and the Researcher’s Role”

Oct. 27, 4:15 pm: Keynote speech by Professor Jonathan Petropoulos (John V. Croul Professor of European History, Claremont McKenna College): “Nazi Art Plundering, Post-War Restitution, and the Restitution Field Going Forward”

Thursday, 5:30–7 pm: Dinner with speakers, faculty, and students.

Thursday, 7:30 pm: Lecture by Lucian Simmons (Worldwide Director of Provenance and Restitution at Sotheby’s, New York)

Friday, noon: Brown bag lunch lecture and discussion with Austrian Ambassador Hans Winkler (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"


Contact Information

Laura McKee, International Affairs Program, Pardee 430
Sponsored by Art Department, International Affairs Program, Hillel, Government/Law, Economics, Foreign Languages & Literatures, Philosophy, Religion, History, and FYS 128
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