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Specialist Conference „20 Years Washington Principles: Roadmap for the Future“


Work­shop A – Cu­rat­ing Prove­nance Re­search – 28.11.2018 9.30-12.30

The Wash­ing­ton Prin­ci­ples are close­ly linked to the recog­ni­tion of in­jus­tice and suf­fer­ing. Cul­tur­al in­sti­tu­tions can play a cru­cial role in the cul­ture of re­mem­brance. The work­shop ded­i­cates it­self to the vis­i­bil­i­ty of sto­ries be­hind loot­ed ob­jects and their prove­nance. In a Best-Prac­tice-Slam, eight ex­em­plary ex­hi­bi­tions will be put for­ward and their ex­e­cu­tion fur­ther dis­cussed in small groups in the form of a Prove­nance Café. There­by key is­sues will be ad­dressed such as dis­play­ing prove­nance marks on cul­tur­al ob­jects and vi­su­al­iz­ing net­works, com­mu­ni­cat­ing com­plex is­sues in ex­hi­bi­tions through text or the use of new me­dia.

Speak­ers: Pe­ter Forster (Mu­se­um Wies­baden), Dar­ja Hesse and To­bias Schlage (Deutsches His­torisches Mu­se­um), Jas­min Hart­mann (Kul­tur­dez­er­nat der Stadt Düs­sel­dorf), Math­ias Listl (Kun­sthalle Mannheim), Sabine Mücke (Zep­pelin Mu­se­um Friedrichshafen), Tes­sa Rose­brock (Staatliche Kun­sthalle Karl­sruhe), Iris Schmeiss­er (Städel Mu­se­um Frank­furt), An­na von Vil­liez (Staats-und Uni­ver­sitäts­bib­lio­thek Ham­burg)

Host­ed by: So­phie Leschik (Sci­en­tif­ic Staff Prove­nance Re­search, Ger­man Lost Art Foun­da­tion), Maria Obe­naus (Per­son­al As­sis­tant to the Hon­orary Ex­ec­u­tive Board, Ger­man Lost Art Foun­da­tion)

Sub­jects (PDF, 192 KB)

Work­shop B – Prove­nance Re­search and Da­ta Pro­tec­tion Laws - 28.11.2018 9.30-12.30

Not on­ly since the dis­cov­ery of the Gurlitt art trove in Mu­nich has trans­paren­cy been con­sid­ered the high­est prin­ci­ple of prove­nance re­search. De­scen­dants of Shoah vic­tims right­ly call for the open com­mu­ni­ca­tion of prove­nance re­search re­sults, but de­mand from aca­demics, pol­i­cy­mak­ers and the pub­lic for in­for­ma­tion and ex­change is al­so im­mense. How could net­works and re­search databas­es pos­si­bly op­er­ate with­out ex­chang­ing the nec­es­sary da­ta? At the same time, in­tel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty and per­son­al rights ob­tain; the EU Gen­er­al Da­ta Pro­tec­tion reg­u­la­tion (EU-GDPR) came in­to ef­fect in May 2018 and de­fines the fun­da­men­tal right of liv­ing nat­u­ral per­sons to in­for­ma­tion­al self-de­ter­mi­na­tion with re­gard to the pro­cess­ing of their per­son­al da­ta, while post­mortem con­fi­den­tial­i­ty ap­plies to the de­ceased.
Af­ter an in­tro­duc­tion, work­ing groups will ex­am­ine prac­ti­cal as­pects by eval­u­at­ing rep­re­sen­ta­tive re­search re­ports and dis­cussing the re­quire­ments for re­search databas­es.

Host­ed by: An­drea Bare­sel-Brand (Head lost Art and Doc­u­men­ta­tion, Ger­man Lost Art Foun­da­tion), Math­ias Weller (Al­fried Krupp von Bohlen und Hal­bach- Pro­fes­sor­ship, Civ­il law, art and cul­tur­al prop­er­ty pro­tec­tion law, Uni­ver­si­ty of Bonn)

Work­shop C – Prove­nance Re­search in Ed­u­ca­tion – 28.11.2018 – 1.30-4.30 pm

The pub­lic trans­mis­sion of the re­sults of prove­nance re­search through ed­u­ca­tion pro­grams and cul­tur­al-learn­ing ap­proach­es is one of the key top­ics of the con­fer­ence. This im­por­tant task of cul­tur­al and so­ci­etal di­a­logue re­gard­ing prove­nance re­search is a new re­spon­si­bil­i­ty for mu­se­ums, li­braries and archives. The work­shop fo­cus­es on in­no­va­tive and par­tic­i­pa­to­ry ed­u­ca­tion for­mats. A peer-to-peer ex­change of in­sights gained through first-hand ex­pe­ri­ence with in­no­va­tive new ap­proach­es in the field is the goal. The dis­cus­sion will al­so fo­cus on the ques­tion of what role new con­cepts in ed­u­ca­tion pro­grams can play re­gard­ing a new ap­proach to the re­mem­brance when the per­son­al his­to­ry and tes­ti­mo­ni­als of sur­vivors will no longer be avail­able in the fu­ture. The view­points and ideas of young peo­ple who have par­tic­i­pat­ed in pi­lot projects will be part of the work­shop and may gen­er­ate ideas for in­no­va­tive ed­u­ca­tion projects in this emerg­ing field.

Speak­ers: Lukas Bäch­er (Kun­st- und Ausstel­lung­shalle der Bun­desre­pub­lik Deutsch­land), Vanes­sa von Kolpin­s­ki (Deutsches Zen­trum Kul­turgutver­luste), An­ni­ka Nowak-Wet­ter­au and David Studniberg (Jüdis­ches Mu­se­um Berlin), Iris Schmeiss­er (Städel Mu­se­um Frank­furt), Maria Obe­naus and Ju­lia We­ber (Staatliche Kun­st­samm­lun­gen Dres­den)

Host­ed by: Maria Obe­naus (Per­son­al As­sis­tant to the Hon­orary Ex­ec­u­tive Board, Ger­man Lost Art Foun­da­tion), Freya Paschen (Head De­part­ment for Com­mu­ni­ca­tion and Pub­lic Re­la­tions, Ger­man Lost Art Foun­da­tion)

Work­shop D – Ge­neal­o­gy and Heir Search – 28.11.2018 – 1.30-4.30 pm

To con­duct an heir search, ge­nealog­i­cal in­ves­ti­ga­tion is a nec­es­sary pre­con­di­tion. But what are, in fact, the tools and meth­ods, the re­sources and strate­gies – and how can they be used best? In this work­shop, ge­neal­o­gists, prove­nance re­searchers, and oth­er prac­ti­tion­ers will share their knowl­edge and in­sights. In ad­di­tion to re­ceiv­ing a gen­er­al overview, par­tic­i­pants will al­so work in small groups and, guid­ed by the ex­perts, will ap­ply some of the pre­sent­ed meth­ods. What ac­tu­al­ly does work well? What does re­main tricky in the end? And, t what point is ad­di­tion­al help def­i­nite­ly need­ed? The work­shop will at­tempt to pro­vide an­swers while al­so leav­ing room for ex­change of par­tic­i­pants´ ex­pe­ri­ences.

Speak­ers: An­drea Detling (Vere­in für Com­put­er­ge­nealo­gie e.V.), Se­bas­tian Fin­ster­walder (Zen­tral- und Lan­des­bib­lio­thek Berlin), Thekla Klut­tig (Säch­sis­ches Staat­sarchiv), Pas­cal Prause (Ar­bor Er­ben­er­mit­tlung GmbH), An­neke de Rud­der (Staats- und Uni­ver­sitäts­bib­lio­thek Ham­burg)

Host­ed by: Math­ias Dein­ert (Sci­en­tif­ic Staff Prove­nance Re­search, Ger­man Lost Art Foun­da­tion), Is­abel von Kl­itz­ing (Own­er Prove­nance Re­search & Art Con­sult­ing)