20 Years of the Washington Principles: Challenges for the Future, Conference, Berlin, 26-28 November 2018

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Conference hosted by the German Lost Art Foundation to mark the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Washington Principles
November 26 to 28, 2018, in Berlin
Exactly two decades after more than 40 countries and many non-state organizations adopted the Washington Conference Principles on Nazi-Confiscated Art in 1998, the German Lost Art Foundation is organizing a specialist conference entitled “20 Years Washington Principles: Challenges for the Future”.
We kindly ask you to put the dates of
November 26 to November 28, 2018
in your diary. An invitation will follow at a later date.
The conference will be held at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt,
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10,
10557 Berlin, Germany.
It will be followed by workshops on November 28. The venue for these will be announced in due course prior to the event.
Conference languages: German and English. Simultaneous interpretation will be offered.
Beginning with a look back at the Washington Conference of 1998, the conference aims to discuss the developments that have taken place in the individual countries since then, in order to address a number of questions for the future: What spectrum is there for fair and just solutions? How can open gaps in provenance be dealt with? What does provenance research need in order to be able to work effectively? How can its methods be used adequately in education and training, in exhibitions and in museum communication? And above all: What contribution to a culture of remembrance can provenance research achieve?
The Foundation will publish further information and details about the conference throughout 2018 on its website www.kulturgutverluste.de
The conference will be held in cooperation with the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation and the Cultural Foundation of the German Federal States.
Please feel free to forward this announcement to your contacts.
The German Lost Art Foundation is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

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