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Model project: FU Berlin and the German Lost Art Foundation organise the first comprehensive continuing education programme on provenance research

Date 2016.05.17

The Cen­ter for Con­tin­u­ing Ed­u­ca­tion at the Freie Uni­ver­sität (FU) Berlin has teamed up with the Ger­man Lost Art Foun­da­tion to or­gan­ise a con­tin­u­ing ed­u­ca­tion pro­gramme on prove­nance re­search from 12 Septem­ber to 16 De­cem­ber 2016. The project suc­ceed­ed in en­gag­ing recog­nised ex­perts as lec­tur­ers who will teach the ex­ten­sive range of the­o­ret­i­cal and prac­ti­cal knowl­edge and meth­ods of prove­nance re­search nec­es­sary for iden­ti­fy­ing cul­tur­al as­sets seized through Nazi per­se­cu­tion or re­moved as a re­sult of war. The in­ten­sive and prac­ti­cal di­a­logue with pro­fes­sion­als from mu­se­ums, li­braries and archives will com­prise an in­te­gral part of the con­tin­u­ing ed­u­ca­tion pro­gramme.

Prof. Dr. Uwe. M. Schneede, hon­orary chair­man of the Ex­ec­u­tive Board at the Ger­man Lost Art Foun­da­tion, was in­volved in the pro­gramme’s de­vel­op­ment and is part of the su­per­vi­so­ry team: "This con­tin­u­ing ed­u­ca­tion pro­gramme is a mod­el worth em­u­lat­ing. When Ger­man uni­ver­si­ties start es­tab­lish­ing pro­fes­sor­ships in Prove­nance Re­search, aca­dem­ic train­ing and re­search will fol­low." The Ger­man Lost Art Foun­da­tion is pro­vid­ing start-up fi­nanc­ing to prove­nance re­search train­ing pro­grammes na­tion­wide – one of the cen­tral tasks out­lined in the Foun­da­tion’s char­ter.

The con­tin­u­ing ed­u­ca­tion pro­gramme is tar­get­ed at di­rec­tors of col­lec­tions, cu­ra­tors, muse­ol­o­gists, trainees from all mu­se­um ar­eas, art deal­ers and oth­er par­tic­i­pants of the art mar­ket, free­lance prove­nance re­searchers, rep­re­sen­ta­tives of mu­se­um as­so­ci­a­tions and mu­se­um staff, among oth­ers.

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