March 24, 2011

Updates on the ERR database of art objects looted in German-occupied France

by Marc Masurovsky This is the first of a series of updates on additions and changes made to the database of art objects looted in German-occupied […]
May 9, 2011

Lessons of the May 6-7, 2011, World War II Provenance Research Seminar

An event such as this one does not happen very often, especially not in Washington, DC. Co-sponsored by the National Archives and the two leading museum […]
May 31, 2011

The Hemer case or how a claimant does not want to be a claimant

It does happen. After all, we are what we are. Above all, human and highly imperfect, motivated by an infinity of whims and desires and concerns. […]
June 4, 2011

What lies at the heart of HEART?

In a great fanfare of trumpets blasting that no one could ignore, the Jewish Agency, through its spokesperson, Bobby Brown, announced the creation of Project HEART—the […]
September 23, 2012

Canadian problematic

The New York-based Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany,Inc. (also known as “the Claims Conference”) collated the following information on Canadian institutions and their commitment […]
July 1, 2013

In praise of future collaborative endeavors through provenance research training workshops

Preparations are currently under way to organize a third provenance research training workshop (the first two were in Magdeburg, Germany, and in Zagreb, Croatia) under the […]
July 1, 2013

It has been 15 years since that fateful year of 1998: what do we have in 2013?

The American government prefers to let the market decide on what is fair and just for Holocaust victims of cultural plunder. European governments are loath to […]
November 6, 2019

Restitution is an elite sport

by Marc Masurovsky The post-1945 years have shown that State intervention in the treatment of restitution claims arising from wholesale plunder of Jewish-owned property ensured that […]