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University of Würzburg holds public lecture series entitled “Collections—Provenance—Cultural heritage 2.0”

Date 2017.10.10

The Uni­ver­si­ty of Würzburg (JMU) and the Mu­se­um für Franken are joint­ly hold­ing a se­ries of pub­lic lec­tures. The aim is to present the cur­rent fields of prove­nance re­search and their find­ings.

At the start of the lec­ture se­ries on Oc­to­ber 26, 2017, Prof. Gilbert Lupfer, mem­ber of the ex­ec­u­tive board of the Ger­man Lost Art Foun­da­tion in Magde­burg, will de­liv­er a lec­ture giv­ing an overview of prove­nance re­search.

This will be fol­lowed by pre­sen­ta­tions on uni­ver­si­ty col­lec­tions, world her­itage sites, pri­vate art col­lec­tions and Jew­ish rit­u­al ob­jects, while lec­tures on prac­ti­cal is­sues and con­flicts re­lat­ing to cul­tur­al her­itage will shed light on new ap­proach­es. Af­ter a look at prove­nance re­search in Aus­tria, Dr. Al­fred Grimm will con­clude the lec­ture se­ries on Febru­ary 1, 2018, with a pre­sen­ta­tion on the Forschungsver­bund Prove­nien­z­forschung Bay­ern (Re­search As­so­ci­a­tion for Prove­nance Re­search in Bavaria).

The lec­ture se­ries is based on the in­ter­dis­ci­plinary mas­ter’s pro­gram “Col­lec­tions—Prove­nance—Cul­tur­al her­itage” which was set up by the In­sti­tutes of Art His­to­ry, Muse­ol­o­gy and His­to­ry at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Würzburg in the 2016/17 win­ter semester. The pro­gram aims to es­tab­lish sys­tem­at­ic col­lec­tions re­search fo­cus­ing on works of art and goes be­yond the Na­tion­al So­cial­ist era.