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In July 2018, the initial phase of the Stern Cooperation Project (SCP) started.

Julius, Selma, Max, Hedi and Gerda Stern and the business history of the Stern-owned Galleries Galerie Stern (Dusseldorf), West's Galleries (London), and Dominion Gallery (Montreal) in the years 1913-1987.



SCP has entered the research field of the Max Stern Art Restitution Project (MSARP) since 2002. While MSARP - piloted by Dr. med.Clarence Epstein and Willi Korte - Focus on the return of individual art works that has been deleted, SCP has a much broader mission: Transnational transdisciplinary co-operation, SCP attempts to reconstruct forced migration of both family and business. Reconstructing trajectories of persecution as well as individuals and enterprises. It is inevitable, however, that the findings of the SCP intersect with questions of the world in relation to Nazi looted art, and specifically with the concerns of MSARP.

 

Call for information

Institutions and individuals are asked to provide the SCP regarding the Stern family, their galleries and artworks.

 

Please contact:

Central Institute for Art History 
Stern Cooperation Project 
Anne Uhrlandt | Project Coordination scp@zikg.eu
Tel. +49 (0) 89 289 27 596 
Katharina-von-Bora-Str. 10 
80333 Munich Germany www.zikg.eu

 

SCP team

Germany: Central Institute for Art History, Munich | PD Dr. Christian Fuhrmeister , Dr. Stephan Klingen , Anne Uhrlandt MA , Mareike Schwarz BA

Israel: Hebrew University of Jerusalem, The Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism | Prof. Dr. Manuela Consonni, dr. Amit Varshizky

Canada: Concordia University, Montreal, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Art History Prof. Dr. Catherine MacKenzie

Duration / project duration

1.7.2018-30.6.2019 (initial phase)

Project partners & supporters

SCP is a project of the Central Institute for Art History in Munich, in cooperation with The Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism - The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; the Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University, Montreal; and the Max and Iris Stern Foundation, Montreal. 
SCP is endorsed by the National Gallery of Canada | Musée des beaux-arts du Canada; Haifa Museum of Art, McCord Museum Montreal, Museum of Fine Arts Montreal, The Israel Museum Jerusalem, Leo Baeck Institute New York. 
SCP is funded by the Deutsches Zentrum Kulturgutverluste and the Max and Iris Stern Foundation, Montreal.

 

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Project

The Stern Cooperation Project (SCP) started work in July 2018. The project deals with the history of the German art dealer family of Jewish origin Julius, Selma, Max, Hedi and Gerda Stern and the history of the galleries owned by the Stern family from 1913-1987: Galerie Stern (Dusseldorf), West's Galleries (London ) and Dominion Gallery (Montreal).

Thus, SCP enters a field of research that has been studied since 2002 by the Max Stern Art Restitution Project (MSARP). During MSARP - under the direction of dr. Clarence Epstein and dr. Willi Korte - concentrating on the identification and return of individual stolen art works, SCP pursues a much broader approach: in international and interdisciplinary cooperation, the SCP tries to reconstruct the persecution-related migration history of both the family and the art trade. SCP develops strategies that could be helpful to researchers facing similar challenges in reconstructing persecution from both individuals and companies.

The research findings of the SCP are inevitably linked to the virulent questions about persecution-related cultural assets and Nazi-looted art, which are currently being intensively researched and which play a central role in particular for the MSARP.

 

request for information

Institutions and individuals who have information about the Stern family, their galleries and their artworks are invited to provide them to the project.

Contact:

Central Institute for Art History 
Stern Cooperation Project 
Anne Uhrlandt | Project coordination scp@zikg.eu
Tel. +49 (0) 89 289 27 596 
Katharina-von-Bora-Str. 10 
80333 Munich www.zikg.eu

 

SCP team

Germany: Central Institute for Art History, Munich | PD Dr. Christian Fuhrmeister , Dr. Stephan Klingen , Anne Uhrlandt MA , Mareike Schwarz BA

Israel: Hebrew University of Jerusalem, The Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism | Prof. Dr. Manuela Consonni, dr. Amit Varshizky

Canada: Concordia University, Montreal, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Art History | Prof. Dr. Catherine MacKenzie

Eligibility period

1.7.2018-30.6.2019 (initial phase)

Project Partners & Supporters

SCP is a project of the Central Institute for Art History in Munich, in cooperation with the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism - The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; the Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University, Montreal; and the Max and Iris Stern Foundation, Montreal.

SCP is supported by the National Gallery of Canada | Musée des beaux-arts du Canada; Haifa Museum of Art, McCord Museum Montreal, Museum of Fine Arts Montreal, The Israel Museum Jerusalem, Leo Baeck Institute New York. 
SCP is funded by the Deutsches Zentrum Kulturgutverluste and the Max and Iris Stern Foundation, Montreal.

 

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Source:
https://www.zikg.eu//projekte/projekte-zi/stern-cooperation-project accessed 16 August 2018
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