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Monday, May 5 • 8:00am - 12:00pm
World War II Provenance Research: Methods and Resources

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Sponsored by Washington Art Library Resources Committee (WALRC)


Nancy H. Yeide, Head, Department of Curatorial Records, National Gallery of Art
Victoria Reed, Sadler Curator for Provenance, Museumof Fine  Arts, Boston
Chris Naylor, Director of Textual Records, Research Services, National Archives and Records Administration
Megan Lewis, Reference Librarian, Library and Archives, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Marisa Bourgoin, Chief of Reference Services, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Barbara Aikens, Chief, Collections Processing, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Directed by Nancy H. Yeide (Head, Department of Curatorial Records, National Gallery of Art), this workshop will provide introductory training in provenance research methods and resources related to art and other cultural property looted during the Nazi era in Germany and surrounding countries. The workshop will be tailored to meet the needs of art librarians and archivists, and will present practical and specific information regarding a broad range of provenance research resources, including online sources such as the Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg (ERR) and the Munich Central Collecting Point databases. Key archival collections, including those held by the American Archives of Art, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), will also be discussed.

Case studies will be presented to help illustrate the complexities of researching provenance between 1933 and 1945. Each workshop participant will receive a copy of Nancy Yeide’s Beyond the Dreams of Avarice: the Hermann Goering Collection, compliments of the Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art and Robert M. Edsel.

Maximum Participants: 40

Fee: $65 (includes book)

Transportation: Attendees are responsible for their own transportation to/from the workshop location which is 0.2 miles from the Grand Hyatt hotel. Walking and taxi are both viable options. Specific instructions (including maps) will be provided via e-mail to those who registered for this workshop. If you have questions, please ask at Registration/Hospitality Desk.

Monday May 5, 2014 8:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Archives of American Art 750 9th Street NW, Suite 2200, Washington DC

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