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April 14, 2021

Conference: IFAR's Provenance Research: Where Scholarship Meets Diligence

Provenance Research: Where Scholarship Meets Diligence

Conference Date:  
Tuesday, April 20, 5:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m EDT:

Conference Location:  
Online (video conference)

Conference Fees: 
General Admission $10.00 + $2.24 Eventbrite Registration Fee
IFAR Journal Subscribers $8.00 + $2.12 Eventbrite Registration Fee 
Full-Time Students with ID $5.00 + $1.94 Eventbrite Registration Fee 


Provenance -- the history of ownership -- is important for verifying the attribution/authenticity of an artwork and also for determining legal title in the case of ownership and restitution disputes. 

Please join AFAR as six distinguished speakers address provenance from a variety of vantage points, including catalogues raisonnés, scientific evidence, digital resources, and the law. This forum is timed to coincide with the U.S. launch of the book Provenance Research Today, edited by Arthur Tompkins and co-published by Lund Humphries and IFAR. Three of the speakers contributed to this book.


LYNN H. NICHOLAS, Author, The Rape of Europa
MARC MASUROVSKY, Co-founder, Holocaust Art Restitution Project (HARP); Academic Director, Jewish Digital Cultural Recovery Project (JDCRP)
THOMAS R. KLINE, Partner, Cultural Heritage Partners, PLLC
JENNIFER MASS, President, Scientific Analysis of Fine Art, LLC; Mellon Professor, Bard Graduate Center
LISA DUFFY-ZEBALLOS, Art Research Director, IFAR
SHARON FLESCHER, Executive Director, IFAR

Lynn H. Nicholas will provide an overview and historical perspective regarding Nazi-era provenance research. Marc Masurovsky will focus on digital resources and a new initiative to create a comprehensive, holistic database of looted objects. Thomas R. Kline, Esq. will address legal issues surrounding provenance. Dr. Jennifer Mass will explore scientific means of verifying provenance. Dr. Lisa Duffy-Zeballos will discuss catalogues raisonnés as aids to provenance research, and Dr. Sharon Flescher will address some of the challenges in provenance research. The program will conclude with Q&A and discussion.

Note: For a limited time, we are pleased to offer program registrants a 30% discount off the purchase price of Provenance Research Today: Principles, Practice, Problems. For details about ordering, see the emailed confirmation you will receive after you have registered.

REGISTRATION:  Click Here to Register on Eventbrite. Everyone, including IFAR Members/Supporters, must register here via Eventbrite.