German Lost Art Foundation continues to expand international cooperation
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.