Issues of Provenance - Provenance as Issue, Webinar, 17 November 2020 6pm-7.30pm CET

Events and Conferences

Confronted with a growing popularisation during the past twenty years, the notion of "provenance" of cultural goods remains diverse and multifaceted. When used to describe the biography of an object, from its origins to its ultimate owner, it conditions returns, restitutions and re-attributions. Moreover, in the guise of methodology, provenance research focuses on public and private interests around cultural heritage and constitutes an undeniable political (cultural) issue.

These aspects will be addressed by Patrick Hunt, Avraham Weber and Andrzej Jakubowski, invited by Andrea M. Gáldy and Antoinette Maget Dominicé, on Tuesday, 17 November 2020, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

Dr. Patrick Hunt: Provenance Proves Problematic: Who Owns Priam’s Treasure? 

Dr. iur. Avraham Weber: Contemporary international thoughts as for the importance of provenance research to identification and understanding of Nazi Looting

Prof. Andrzej Jakubowski: What is provenance research? What purpose does it actually serve?

Organised by the Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich. To register and for further details, go to

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