Specialist Conference "20 Years Washington Principles: Roadmap for the Future"
Location Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin Organizer German Lost Art Foundation, Magdeburg
To mark the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Washington Principles, the German Lost Art Foundation is convening an international conference of specialists, 20 Years Washington Principles: Roadmap for the Future, at the “Haus der Kulturen der Welt” in Berlin from November 26 to 28, 2018. Precisely twenty years after 44 nations and numerous NGOs agreed upon the “Washington Principles on Nazi-Confiscated Art,” renowned experts will assess progress-to-date, discuss challenges in the implementation of the Washington Principles, and identify new tasks for the future. The spectrum of just and fair solutions will be a focal point. Another will be the question of how to impart and hand on to following generations the concerns of the Washington Principles, with the goal of permanently and continuously integrating the Principles into a culture of responsibility and remembrance.
A diverse, bilingual program of panel discussions, talks, and lectures divided four sections – 20 Years After Washington: An Evaluation; Just And Fair Solutions; Prospects And Progress; and Education and Responsibility – will be the focus of the first two days. Praxis-oriented workshops on select topics will be offered on the third day. Please note: Online registration for participation at the workshops is required. The working language is English. There will be no translation.
Conference languages: German and English. Simultaneous interpretation will be offered on November 26 and 27, 2018. On November 28, no translation will be offered.
Detailed information about the conference can be found in the program:
“20 Years Washington Principles: Roadmap for the Future” (PDF, 1 MB)
Registration for the conference commences on August 20 through October 12, 2018. Online registration only. Access to the registration will be posted at www.20-years-washington-principles.org in due time.
Haus der Kulturen der Welt
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.
The title motif of the conference brochure is based on a visualization for the exhibition "Eigentum verpflichtet. Eine Kunstsammlung auf dem Prüfstand". It was kindly provided by the Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen as well as neo studio, exhibition architecture and scenography Berlin.