"A New Era of Collaboration and Digitized Resources", a World War II Provenance Research Seminar, will be held from May 6 to May 7 at the United States National Archives in Washington, D. C.
This seminar presents new resources and strategies for provenance research, emphasizing current international collaborative projects and introducing newly accessible electronic tools. The seminar is sponsored by the United States National Archives, the Association of Art Museum Directors, the American Association of Museums and the Smithsonian Institution, with additional support provided by The Samuel H. Kress Foundation.
The morning session on May 6, "INTERNATIONAL PORTAL FOR NAZI-ERA CULTURAL PROPERTY RECORDS", will include a welcome from James Hastings, United States National Archives, and Kaywin Feldman, Association of Art Museum Directors. Introductory remarks will be made by Jim Leach, National Endowment for the Humanities, and Lynn H. Nicholas, Independent Scholar and author of "Rape of Europa." The morning presenters consist of Rebecca Warlow, United States National Archives; Hans-Dieter Kreikamp, Federal Archives, Berlin; Caroline Kimbell, National Archives, London; Anne Webber, Commission for Looted Art in Europe, London; and Kyrylo Vyslobokov, Archival Information Systems, Kyiv. The subsequent discussion will be moderated by Nancy H. Yeide, National Gallery of Art, and Victoria Reed, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
The afternoon session, "INTERNATIONAL RESOURCES AND COOPERATIVE PROJECTS FOR NAZI-ERA CULTURAL PROPERTY RECORDS," will include presentations by Michael Franz and Andrea Baresel-Brand, Coordination Office for Lost Cultural Assets, Magdeburg; Marc Masurovsky, Independent Historian, Washington, DC; Patricia Kennedy Grimsted, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, Cambridge; Christian Fuhrmeister, Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte (Central Institute for Art History), Munich; Uwe Hartmann, Bureau for Provenance Investigation and Research, Berlin; and Wolfgang Schöddert, Ferdinand Möller Archive, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin. The discussion will be moderated by Jane Milosch, Smithsonian Institution, and Christian Fuhrmeister, Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte.
On Saturday, May 7, the morning session, "ARCHIVAL RESOURCES FOR PROVENANCE RESEARCH, PART I" will be introduced by Louisa Wood Ruby, The Frick Art Reference Library, New York, with presentations by Jona Mooren, Nederlandse Museumvereniging (Netherlands Museums Association), Amsterdam, and Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie (Netherlands Institute for Art History), The Hague; Marisa Bourgoin, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution; and Michelle Elligott, Museum of Modern Art Archives, New York. The discussion following will be moderated by Laurie Stein, Smithsonian Institution, and Sarah Kianovsky, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge.
The afternoon session, "ARCHIVAL RESOURCES FOR PROVENANCE RESEARCH, PART II," will include presentations by Christian Huemer, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles; Megan Lewis, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC; and Anneliese Schallmeiner, Commission for Provenance Research, Vienna. The discussion following will be moderated by Nancy H. Yeide, National Gallery of Art, and Laurie Stein, Smithsonian Institution. "New Projects and Resources" will be presented by Helen Schretlen, Nederlandse Museumvereniging; Dorota Chudzicka and David Hogge, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery; and Nancy H. Yeide, Kress Collection Provenance Research Project, National Gallery of Art. Concluding remarks will be by
Lynn H. Nicholas.
The seminar is for curators, registrars, provenance researchers, and all those inerested in the processes of archival research. The Samuel H. Kress Foundation offers a travel stipend on a first-come, first-served basis to museums with Kress Collections. For more information about the seminar, visit: http://ww2provenanceseminar.wordpress.com/.