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Terezín Declaration - Ten Years Later, Conference, Prague, 18-19 June 2019

Events and Conferences

On June 18 – 19, 2019 the 7th International Conference on Nazi looted cultural assets organized by the Documentation Centre of Property Transfers of the Cultural assets of WW II Victims will be held in Prague.

The title of the conference reflects its goals of commemorating the tenth anniversary of the Terezín Declaration and evaluating recent progress in matters concerning cultural assets spoliated during the Second World War. The conference will also compare differing approaches to property restitution by different countries, as well as explore ways of strengthening international cooperation in provenance research.

The conference will take place at the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague.

For further information as it is published, see http://www.cdmp.cz/en/7th-international-conference-prague-june-2019/


CONFERENCE PROGRAM


June 18, 2019


9.00–0.00
Registration
10.00–11.00
Conference Opening
11.00–11.30
Coffee break

Session 1: The Terezín Declaration – Ten Years Later (11.30 – 13.15)
Chair: Jan Roubínek

11.30–11.45
Kamil ZEIDLER: The Argumentative Aspects of Terezín Declaration and its Place in Public International Law

11.45–12.00
Uwe HARTMANN: Ten Years After: Ten Years of Funding of Provenance Research in Germany

12.00–12.15
Hannah LESSING: Terezín Declaration – Ten Years on Developments in Austria

12.15–12.30
Anne WEBBER: Restitution: The Difficulties and the Realities

12.30–12.45
Agnes PERESZTEGI: The Jewish Digital Cultural Recovery Project

13.15–14.15
Lunch

Session 2: Problems Connected with Research and Restitutions (14.15 – 16.15) Chair: Tomáš Kraus

14.15–14.30
Ondřej VLK: The Einsatzstab Rinnebach and the Einsatzstab Jurk – Thefts of Art Works in the Protectorate Bohemia and Moravia

14.30–14.45
Alena BÁNYAIOVÁ: Experiences with the Restitution of Cultural Assets in the Czech Republic

14.45–15.00
Thierry BAJOU: The French Law and the Declaration of Washington

15.00–15.15
Shlomit STEINBERG: The Mystery of 4 Paintings and one Nazi Art Dealer: Schiele, Heckel and a Man Called Wilhelm Schumann

15.15–15.30
Sara ANGEL: Restitution About-Face: Düsseldorf ́s Ambivalence toward Max Stern

16.30
Opening of the exhibition Returning identity organized on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the introduction of the Nuremberg Laws in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia

17.00–21.00
Reception for conference guests (café Času dost located in the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague)


June 19, 2019


9.00–9.30
Registration

Session 3: Provenance Research as an University Discipline (9.30 – 11.00)
Chair: Pavel Hlubuček

9.30–9.45
Nawojka CIEŚLIŃSKA-LOBKOWICZ: Provenance Research as an Essential Part of Holocaust Studies in Poland

9.45–10.00
Mary Kate CLEARY: Provenance Research in Pedagogy and Practice

10.00–10.15
Meike HOFFMANN: Learning by Doing – The Mosse Art Research Initiative (MARI) as a Model for FutureProject-based Teaching on Provenance Research at Universities

10.15–10.30
Christian FUHRMEISTER: How? Why? Experiences and Conclusions from Teaching and Supervising

11.00–11.30
Coffee break

Session 4: The Wartime and Post-war Fates of Spoliated Library Stocks and Methods of Identification (11.30 – 13.15)
Chair: Michael Nosek

11.30–11.45 Michal BUŠEK: Whose are they and where did they come from? Methods of Identifying the Original Owners of Books Held by the Jewish Museum in Prague

11.45–12.00 Sebastian FINSTERWALDER: If you want to go far, go together. Experiences from Cooperation in Provenance Research and Restitution

12.00–12.15
Ivana Yael NEPALOVÁ: Transfers of Selected Jewish Library Items from Czechoslovakia to Mandatory Palestine and the State of Israel after the Second World War (1945 – 1949)

12.15–12.30
Sibylle von TIEDEMANN: „“He will never be forgotten in Munich” – The Cossmann Werner Library of the former Jewish Community in Munich

12.30–12.45
Michel VERMOTE: Prospects of Further Research on the Fate of Nazi-looted Book Collections. A Report from Belgium

13.15–14.15
Lunch

Session 5: International Collaboration in Issues of Provenance Research (14.15 – 15.30)
Chair: Helena Koenigsmarková

14.15–14.30
Ljerka DULIBIĆ: Transnational Joint Research Approach to the Provenance: New Expectations and Old Challenges

14.30–14.45
Christel H. FORCE: The German/American Provenance Research Exchange Program for Museum Professionals

14.45–15.00
Patricia Kennedy GRIMSTED: Tracing Pan-European Cultural Loot on Eastern Front: Transcending the “Continental Divide” on Restitution

15.30–15.45
Conclusion


Conference languages:
Czech, English (simultaneous interpretation)

Auspices:
Conference is held under the auspices of Jaroslav Kubera, President of the Senat of the Czech Republic, Radek Vondráček, President of the Chamber of the Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, Antonín Staněk, Minister of Culture of the Czech Republic.

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