Foundation supports second round of provenance research exchange program (PREP)
The organizers and partner institutions of the German-American Provenance Research Exchange Program for Museum Professionals (PREP) have announced the second round of the international interdisciplinary exchange program for museum professionals and have called for participants.
The three-year exchange, for which the German Lost Art Foundation provides advisory support, brings together museum professionals from Germany and the US who are involved in provenance research and in investigating Nazi art theft. The aim of PREP is to expand the methods and competencies associated with provenance research in both countries, and to increase awareness of the subject among the public and institutions. Uwe Hartmann, head of the Provenance Research Department at the German Lost Art Foundation, represents the Foundation in the PREP steering group.
The partner organizations will organize a total of six one-week workshops between 2017 and 2019. Curators, archive staff, historians and other experts will discuss current and future-oriented methods of provenance research. They will also address the issues of how information on existing source material could be better shared and how research findings could be better publicized internationally.