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Foundation supports second round of provenance research exchange program (PREP)

Date 2017.07.06

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.