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Conference hosted by the German Lost Art Foundation to mark the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Washington Principles

begin 2018.11.26
end 2018.11.28
Location Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin Organizer German Lost Art Foundation

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”.

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.kul­turgutver­
The con­fer­ence will be held in co­op­er­a­tion with the Prus­sian Cul­tur­al Her­itage Foun­da­tion and the Cul­tur­al Foun­da­tion of the Ger­man Fed­er­al States.

Ger­man Lost Art Foun­da­tion
Di­ana Po­lack-Chwal­czyk
Con­fer­ence or­gan­i­sa­tion
Hum­boldt­straße 12
39112 Magde­burg
Tele­phone+49 (0) 391 727 763 23
Tele­fax+49 (0)391 727 763 6