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Restitution: New cases and results of latest researches within Austria and neighboring countries, Sotheby's Symposium, Vienna 18 October 2010

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Organised by Mag. Andrea Jungmann, Managing Director Sotheby’s Austria,and Richard Aronowitz-Mercer, Director, Restitution Department Sotheby’s Europe, the symposium took place from 10am-6pm at the MUMOK auditorium, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, MuseumsQuartier, Museumsplatz 1, A-1070 Vienna 

Full details of the programme are below:

10.00
Welcome:
Andrea Jungmann
Managing Director, Sotheby’s Austria

Introduction:
Richard Aronowitz-Mercer
Head of Department, Sotheby’s Restitution Department Europe

10.00-13.00
Moderation:
Isabel von Klitzing and Richard Aronowitz-Mercer
* * *
10.10-10.30
Agnes Peresztegi
European Director, Commission for Art Recovery, Budapest
“Hungarian National Treasures or Stolen Artwork? The Herzog Collection”

10.40-11.00
Dr. Imke Gielen
Lawyer for German and International Restitution Law
in respect to Lost Art, Berlin
“Amicable Settlements – A few practical and legal thoughts“
* * *
Coffee break
* * *
11.30-11.50
Georg von Pezold
Case of Adolf Schwarzenberg, Vienna
“Reconstructing Adolph: Schwarzenberg – Hluboká claim”

12.00-12.20
Anne Webber
Co-Chair, Commission for Looted Art in Europe, London
“Research and Restitution: Recent Cases in Austria and Germany”
12.30-13.00

Questions & debate
* * *
13.00-14.30
Lunch break
* * *
14.30-18.00
Moderation:
Britta Olenyi von Husen and Filip Marco
* * *
14.40-15.00
Konstantin Akinsha
Art historian, an independent scholar in Washington, D.C.
and contributing editor to ARTnews magazine,
co-author of Beautiful Loot: The Soviet Plunder of Europe's Art Treasures (1995),
Moscow / Kiev /Washington D.C.
“Is restitution from Russia still possible?”

15.10-15.30
Dr. Andrea Bambi
Chief Curator and Art Provenance Research ,
Die Pinakotheken im Kunstareal - Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Munich
“Provenance Research for the Collections of the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen –
At the Office of Ernst Buchner 1933-1945”.
* * *
Coffee break
* * *
16.00-16.20
Dr. Tomas Kraus
Executive Director, Jewish Community, Prague
“The Prague Holocaust Era Assets Conference and European Shoah Legacy Institute”

16.30-16.50
MMag. Dr. Michael Wladika
Provenance research and Restitution, Wien Museum, Vienna
"Die Änderung des Kunstrückgabegesetzes 1998 vom 23. November 2009.
Problematik und Perspektiven" (in German)

17.00-18.00
Debate & closing remarks

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