From the Field

Advanced Nazi-Era Provenance Workshop 2019

June 3, 2019

The Association of Art Museum Directors and the National Archives and Record Administration (NARA) are pleased to present the 2019 Advanced Nazi-Era Provenance Workshop.

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Program The international component of this year’s AAMD workshop will emphasize French archives and provenance research resources, which will be addressed by speakers from the French Ministry of Culture. Topics will include: Archives des Musées nationaux; Archives de Paris; records of the French administrations in charge of restitution of looted art to the rightful owners: Office des Biens et Intérêts Privés (OBIP) and Commission de Récupération Artistique; and the project Répertoire des Acteurs du Marché de l’Art en France sous l’Occupation

There will be a brief session on how the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Cincinnati Art Museum, and the Krannert Art Museum have created exhibitions highlighting the role of provenance research in museums. There will also be a lunch table set aside for discussion on decorative arts lead by Renée Albiston.

As previously, we will be welcomed by the Archivist of the United States, David Ferriero, who has been generously supportive of our Workshop program.

AAMD and NARA are grateful to The Getty Foundation for their generous support of this program.

Date and Location The workshop will be held on Tuesday - Wednesday November 19-20, 2019. On November 19 the program will run from approximately 8am – 5 pm at NARA's Washington headquarters, followed by a reception.

November 20 is an optional half day at National Archives, College Park, at which time participants will have the opportunity for an orientation of the facility, to consult directly with archivists and provenance researchers on specific research needs, or to work independently.

Pre-requisites The Workshop is designed for advanced researchers, with prerequisite experience; preference is given to those who currently have a museum affiliation, and is limited to 30 participants to ensure a useful hands-on experience. Each participant should bring a wifi-capable laptop or tablet in order to participate.

Application To apply for this workshop, please complete the application by July 31, 2019. Applications will be reviewed and applicants will be notified by August 16, 2019.

Registration fee $200 to be paid by check or credit card. To secure your place the registration fee is due 15 business days after notification of registration. No payment is due with this application.

Registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, and an evening reception on November 19, as well as the optional day at the National Archives in College Park on November 20.

Travel stipends With support from the Getty Foundation, $500 stipends to defray travel expenses are available to the first fifteen accepted applicants who indicate need. To qualify for the stipend participants must be from a U.S. museum, which is not located in the Washington, DC metropolitan area; the stipend will be paid to the museum at time of on-site registration. Only one applicant per museum is eligible to receive the stipend.