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