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German Lost Art Foundation continues to expand international cooperation

Date 2017.05.12

As part of the Ger­man Lost Art Foun­da­tion’s in­ter­na­tion­al co­op­er­a­tion ac­tiv­i­ties, Rüdi­ger Hütte (full-time mem­ber of the Foun­da­tion’s Ex­ec­u­tive Board) and Dr. Michael Franz (head of the De­part­ment for Gen­er­al and Ad­min­is­tra­tive Mat­ters at the Foun­da­tion) held dis­cus­sions on May 9–11, 2017, with the Com­mis­sion for the Com­pen­sa­tion of Vic­tims of Spo­li­a­tion Re­sult­ing from the An­ti-Semitic Leg­is­la­tion in Force dur­ing the Oc­cu­pa­tion (CIVS) in Paris, the Aus­tri­an Fed­er­al Chan­cellery and the Com­mis­sion for Prove­nance Re­search in Vi­en­na, and the Eu­ro­pean Shoah Lega­cy In­sti­tute in Prague.

In ad­di­tion to a pre­sen­ta­tion on the Foun­da­tion’s tasks, dis­cus­sions were held on op­por­tu­ni­ties for clos­er col­lab­o­ra­tion in the form of in­ter­na­tion­al co­op­er­a­tions. With the Foun­da­tion plan­ning to in­tro­duce a re­search database, there was a fo­cus on an in­creased ex­change of in­for­ma­tion and da­ta, and on pos­si­ble par­tic­i­pa­tion in the Foun­da­tion’s con­fer­ence sched­uled for 2018 to mark the 20th an­niver­sary of the Wash­ing­ton Prin­ci­ples of 1998.

Of par­tic­u­lar in­ter­est to the dis­cus­sion part­ners were the fur­ther de­vel­op­ment of the Ad­vi­so­ry Com­mis­sion and the man­date and work pri­or­i­ties of the Foun­da­tion, which was found­ed in 2015.