Richard Aronowitz: Lost and Found: The Work of Sotheby’s Restitution Department, Talk, Victoria & Albert Museum London, 16.00-17.00, 3 June 2019

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Richard Aronowitz will discuss the background to the work of Sotheby’s Restitution department, which was founded in late 1997, and outline some of the most interesting cases of loss and recovery that he has been a part of in the almost one and a half decades that he has worked in provenance research and restitution. 

Richard Aronowitz first joined Sotheby's in October 1997 and is now a Senior Director and the European Head of Restitution. His novels are An American Decade (2017), It’s Just the Beating of my Heart (2010) and Five Amber Beads (2006) and his debut poetry collection, Life Lessons, appeared in April 2019. He has written essays and reviews on art for The Jewish Chronicle, Lund Humphries, Modern Painters, Oxford University Press and Skira, amongst others.

External guests joining instructions:

Location of event:

Victoria & Albert Museum, Sackler Centre, Seminar Room 1, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2SL

Seminar Room 1 is located in the V&A's Sackler Centre.

Map (The Sackler Centre is indicated with an ‘X’)

Gilbert Provenance and Spoliation Research Seminar at the V&A:

This talk is part of the Gilbert Provenance and Spoliation Research Seminar which aims to provide a regular forum for researchers from numerous disciplinary backgrounds working on provenance and spoliation issues at different museums, universities, libraries, auction houses and both governmental and non-governmental organisations across the UK. The seminar provides a space for the presentation of cutting-edge research and discussion of methods, resources, current trends and the increasing challenges of this dynamic and changing field.

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