The Spoils of War - World War II and Its Aftermath. The Loss, Reappearance, and Recovery of Cultural Property
Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, New York
Date of Event
19-21 January 1995
The Conference included speakers and representatives from more than fifteen countries. Reports were given on the circumstances surrounding the displacement of cultural property in some countries during World War II. The repatriation of property after the war was also considered, as well as the subsequent reappearance of some looted property in secret repositories and private collections. The Symposium also addressed contemporary restitution efforts and possibilities for the future.
Josephine Leistra, 'New York Conference 'Spoils of War', Spoils of War International Newsletter, No. 0 (1995), <http://spoils.libfl.ru/> accessed 1 November 2002
A book based on the Symposium was published in 1997:
The Spoils of War - World War II and Its Aftermath: The Loss, Reappearance, and Recovery of Cultural Property, Elizabeth Simpson (ed.), New York: Bard Graduate Centre for Studies in the Decorative Arts, 1997.