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Conference hosted by the German Lost Art Foundation "20 Years Washington Principles: Roadmap for the Future"

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: Roadmap for the Fu­ture”.

Con­fer­ence Lo­ca­tion:
Haus der Kul­turen der Welt
John-Fos­ter-Dulles-Allee 10
10557 Berlin

Please note: Par­tic­i­pa­tion in the con­fer­ence is on­ly pos­si­ble by on­line reg­is­tra­tion from Au­gust 20 to Oc­to­ber 12, 2018. The on­line reg­is­tra­tion ac­cess will be post­ed on this web­site in due time.

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?

Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion about the con­fer­ence and on­line reg­is­tra­tion at www.20-years-wash­ing­ton-prin­ci­ples.org.


The con­fer­ence is fund­ed by the Fed­er­al Gov­ern­ment Com­mis­sion­er for Cul­ture and the Me­dia. It is 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
emaildi­ana.po­lack-chwal­czyk@kul­turgutver­luste.de