April 9, 2011

“A new paradigm for restituting looted cultural property?”, by Marc Masurovsky

by Marc MasurovskyThis presentation was delivered during the Prague Conference of June 26-30, 2009. Although somewhat strident, it captures a number of basic points regarding the […]
May 9, 2011

On a more positive note…

Regardless of where the fracture lines are drawn in the art world over the questions of provenance, due diligence and restitution, the May 6-7, 2011, seminar […]
May 21, 2011

May 1945 and beyond

The Second World War is over in Europe and North Africa. The Third Reich no longer exists. The only active military front is in Asia where […]
June 26, 2011

Revisiting the Washington Conference Principles on Nazi-confiscated Art—13 years later.

At the Washington Conference on Holocaust-Era Assets which took place in Washington, DC, in early December 1998, a set of principles emerged to cope with the […]
July 31, 2011

Restitution vs. replacement-in-kind: a French approach to cultural plunder

When the Allied powers became gradually aware of the extent of the cultural looting being perpetrated by the Nazis and their local henchmen across continental Europe, […]
November 2, 2011

Confessions of an art looting “expert” (I)

I must apologize for not having contributed anything to this blog in over two months. The reason is simple: a generic failure to think that there […]
December 24, 2011

First anniversary of “plundered art”

Happy holidays! The “plundered art” blog just passed its first anniversary. This might be a good time to revisit its reason for existence. It’s not that […]
July 1, 2013

Kerfuffles about provenance research training and art restitution

What does it matter where one is from and what title one carries as an adornment or what professional relationships one benefits from to get ahead […]
August 3, 2013

Mea culpa, of sorts

by Marc Masurovsky On August 2, 2013, an unusual workshop came to an end at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, capped by a […]