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Conference: "20 Years Washington Principles: Roadmap for the Future" (26-28 November 2018)

Date 2018.02.06

Ex­act­ly two decades af­ter more than 40 coun­tries and many non-state or­ga­ni­za­tions adopt­ed the Wash­ing­ton Con­fer­ence Prin­ci­ples on Nazi-Con­fis­cat­ed Art in 1998, the Ger­man Lost Art Foun­da­tion is or­ga­niz­ing a spe­cial­ist con­fer­ence en­ti­tled “20 Years Wash­ing­ton Prin­ci­ples: Roadmap for the Fu­ture”.

We kind­ly ask you to put the dates of
Novem­ber 26 to Novem­ber 28, 2018
in your di­ary. An in­vi­ta­tion will fol­low at a lat­er date.

The con­fer­ence will be held at the Haus der Kul­turen der Welt,
John-Fos­ter-Dulles-Allee 10,
10557 Berlin, Ger­many.
It will be fol­lowed by work­shops on Novem­ber 28. The venue for these will be an­nounced in due course pri­or to the event.
Con­fer­ence lan­guages: Ger­man and En­glish. Si­mul­ta­ne­ous in­ter­pre­ta­tion will be of­fered.

Be­gin­ning with a look back at the Wash­ing­ton Con­fer­ence of 1998, the con­fer­ence aims to dis­cuss the de­vel­op­ments that have tak­en place in the in­di­vid­u­al coun­tries since then, in or­der to ad­dress a num­ber of ques­tions for the fu­ture: What spec­trum is there for fair and just so­lu­tions? How can open gaps in prove­nance be dealt with? What does prove­nance re­search need in or­der to be able to work ef­fec­tive­ly? How can its meth­ods be used ad­e­quate­ly in ed­u­ca­tion and train­ing, in ex­hi­bi­tions and in mu­se­um com­mu­ni­ca­tion? And above all: What con­tri­bu­tion to a cul­ture of re­mem­brance can prove­nance re­search achieve?

The Foun­da­tion will pub­lish fur­ther in­for­ma­tion and de­tails about the con­fer­ence through­out 2018 on its web­site www.ger­man­lostart­foun­da­tion.org.
The con­fer­ence is fund­ed by the Fed­er­al Gov­ern­ment, Com­mis­sion­er for Cul­ture and the Me­dia with the ad­di­tion­al sup­port of the Prus­sian Cul­tur­al Her­itage Foun­da­tion and the Cul­tur­al Foun­da­tion of the Ger­man Fed­er­al States.