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Virtual Autumn Conference of the German Lost Art Foundation from November 17 to 19, 2021

begin 2021.11.17
end 2021.11.19
Location online conference Organizer German Lost Art Foundation

In Novem­ber, the Ger­man Lost Art Foun­da­tion is hold­ing its an­nu­al au­tumn con­fer­ence. This year, the event will be ded­i­cat­ed to the of­ten for­got­ten his­to­ry un­der­pin­ning the de­bate on the re­turn of cul­tur­al goods and col­lec­tions from co­lo­nial con­texts. The con­fer­ence ex­am­in­es the long his­to­ry of re­sis­tance against co­lo­nial loot­ing, and of de­mands for the re­turn of cul­tur­al her­itage. It al­so ad­dress­es ear­ly resti­tu­tions and dis­cuss­es eth­i­cal is­sues re­lat­ed to the de­bate.

The con­fer­ence, "The Long His­to­ry of Claims for the Re­turn of Cul­tur­al Her­itage from Co­lo­nial Con­texts," will be held from Novem­ber 17-19, 2021 as a vir­tu­al con­fer­ence in co­op­er­a­tion with the Prus­sian Cul­tur­al Her­itage Foun­da­tion and The Re­search Cen­ter for Ma­te­ri­al Cul­ture of the Na­tion­al Mu­se­um of World Cul­tures, the Nether­lands.

Please reg­is­ter un­til Novem­ber 16 via our web­site (click link be­low). Here you can al­so ac­cess the pre­lim­i­nary con­fer­ence pro­gramme. Par­tic­i­pa­tion is free of charge.

While the num­ber of at­ten­dants had to be lim­it­ed, the con­fer­ence can al­so be fol­lowed via livestream and is thus com­plete­ly open to the pub­lic. Af­ter the con­fer­ence, an au­dio-vi­su­al event doc­u­men­ta­tion in­clud­ing all pre­sen­ta­tions will al­so be avail­able. Fur­ther­more, the fourth vol­ume of the Foun­da­tion’s pub­li­ca­tion se­ries "Provenire" will be ded­i­cat­ed to the con­fer­ence. Please note: Due to the in­ter­na­tion­al au­di­ence of the con­fer­ence, its lan­guage will be En­glish; Ger­man con­tri­bu­tions will be trans­lat­ed.

We would be very pleased to wel­come you as one of our con­fer­ence par­tic­i­pants. If you have any ques­tions, please con­tact our col­league Ste­fanie Kobow on +49 391/727 763-23 or at con­fer­ence@kul­turgutver­

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