April 9, 2011

The Krakow Declaration, May 14, 2009, Krakow, Poland

The Krakow Declaration was written by a group of independent historians, attorneys, and members of the art trade, from the United States and Europe, concerned over […]
September 23, 2012

Food for thought

At this point, there are two camps, one of which refuses to compromise, while the other has always been open to dialogue and exchanges of information. […]
March 13, 2016

Mutually assured destruction

by Marc Masurovsky Is it possible to imagine an art world without due diligence checks, without databases to consult before buying an art object, before displaying […]
November 28, 2016

The duty to memory

by Marc Masurovsky Which is simpler—recovery of looted cultural objects or memorializing the loss of cultural objects? The short answer is: both are fraught with complications. […]
May 22, 2018

Provenance is a landscape

by Marc Masurovsky Provenance is a landscape where every gap is like a gorge that one crosses on a bamboo bridge. Every stretch of time left […]
May 23, 2018

Some frequently asked questions

by Marc Masurovsky a/ What is the total number of art objects claimed? One should place the ultimate answer to this question in its proper context. […]
October 10, 2018

Washington Principle #4: A Critique

by Marc Masurovsky [Editor’s note: Due to the momentous nature of the upcoming international conference in Berlin, Germany, entitled “20 years Washington Principles: Roadmap for the […]
March 2, 2019

Another opinionated exercise

by Marc Masurovsky An opinionated exercise in text analysis (a segue to a similar undertaking) Disclaimer: this deconstructive undertaking is not meant to judge a person’s […]