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Monday, December 15, 2008

Conference Alert: Jewish Cultural Treasures in Europe After the Holocaust

From H-ArtHist (I can wholeheartedly recommend a visit to the Jewish Museum, in fact I'd even go so far as to say that it restored my faith in museology in practice! One day I'll get around to writing a post about it...):

CONFERENCE
JEWISH CULTURAL TREASURES IN EUROPE AFTER THE HOLOCAUST
RESTITUTION AND RELOCATION

24th and 25th of JANUARY 2009
JEWISH MUSEUM BERLIN

The Conference is part of the supporting program for the exhibition
»LOOTING AND RESTITUTION. JEWISH-OWNED CULTURAL ARTIFACTS FROM 1933 TO THE PRESENT«


SATURDAY, 24th of JANUARY 2009

PANEL I CONFRONTING LOOTING AND DESTRUCTION: NEW STRATEGIES

10:00 Introduction
Inka Bertz, Jewish Museum Berlin

10:30 Reconstructing Jewish Cultural Landscapes –
The »Tentative Lists« Project
1944–1948
Elisabeth Gallas, Simon Dubnow Institute for Jewish History and
Culture at Leipzig University

11:15 Hashavat Avedah: JCR, Inc. and the Rescue of
Heirless Jewish Cultural Property After WW II
Dana Herman, Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives,
Cincinnati

12:00 Lunch Break

PANEL II GERMANY AND AUSTRIA

13:30 To Whom do the Jewish Cultural Treasures belong after 1945?
Conflict of Interests in the City of Frankfurt am Main
Katharina Rauschenberger, Jewish Museum Frankfurt am Main

14:15 The situation in Berlin 1945–1953
N.N.

15:00 Displaced on Three Continents.
The Fate of the Material Heritage of the Jewish Community in Vienna
Felicitas Heimann-Jelinek, Jewish Museum Vienna

15:45 Coffee Break

PANEL III EAST CENTRAL EUROPE I

16:15 What Happened in Prague?
Michaela Sidenberg, Jewish Museum in Prague

17:00 Dealing with the Jewish Cultural Assets in Post-War Poland
Nawojka Cieslinska-Lobkowicz, Art Historian and Provenance Researcher,
Warsaw/Munich

17:45 The Jewish Historical Institute as a Repository for Jewish
Cultural Treasures in Poland
N. N.

SUNDAY, 25th of JANUARY 2009
PANEL IV WESTERN EUROPE

10:00 A Matter of Conscience? Legal and Moral Aspects of Dutch
Restitution Policy
Julie Marthe Cohen, Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam

10:45 The Fate of Jewish-Owned Cultural Treasures in Paris and in France
Laurence Sigal, Musée d’art et d’histoire du Judaïsme, Paris

11:30 Looted Jewish Art and Cultural Properties in Italy.
The Difficult Restitution and Compensation after 1945
Paola Bertilotti, Sciences-Po, Paris / Ecole Normale Supérieure Lettres
et Sciences Humaines, Lyon

12:15 Lunch Break
PANEL V EAST CENTRAL EUROPE II

13:45 Lviv 1944 – Now. Jewish Cultural Objects and Property. Some Cases
and Tendencies
Tarik Cyril Amar, Center for Urban History of East Central Europe, Lviv

14:30 Restitution Issues in Post-War Romania
Hildrun Glass, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

15:15 »Disappeared?« The Fate of Jewish-Owned Cultural Artifacts in
Hungary after 1945
Eszter Gantner, ELTE University of Budapest – Center for Central
European German Jewish Culture

16:00 Final discussion: Open Questions, Ongoing Controversies


PLEASE REGISTER BY 15 JANUARY 2009

ANTJE HAFERKAMP
MAIL A.HAFERKAMP@JMBERLIN.DE
PHONE +49 (30) 25993 353
FAX +49 (30) 25993 330
VENUE
JEWISH MUSEUM BERLIN
LINDENSTR. 9-14
10969 BERLIN
OLD BUILDING, 2ND LEVEL, CONCERT HALL
PUBLIC TRANSPORT
U1, U6 HALLESCHES TOR; U6 KOCHSTRASSE; BUS M 29, M 41, 248
http://www.jmberlin.de/raub-und-restitution/de/konferenz.php

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