Exclusive excerpt screening with

Filmmaker John Friedman

"Restitution: Art and Memory"
Monday, Nov 5, 2018
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Admissions Building, Brandeis University
Moderated by Sharon Rivo, National Jewish Film Center, and Prof. Nancy Scott, The Dept. of Fine Arts

RSVP Closed  



on Nov 6, 2018
between 2:30pm-4pm
at the Looted Art Symposium

  • President Carter: The White House Years by Stuart Eizenstat

        President Carter - The White House Year book

  • A Tragic Fate—Law and Ethics in the Battle over Nazi-Looted Art by Nicholas O'Donnell

        A Tragic Fate Book

We thank the Brandeis Bookstore for helping us with this initiative.



Histories of Appropriation and Restitution:

From World War II into the 21st century

Symposium at
Sherman Function Hall, Brandeis University

Bruegger Madonna Altaussee

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

11:00am - 5:00pm
Introductions and Welcome, 11:00am
Dean Katy Graddy and Prof. Nancy Scott 

Panel I, 11:20am
Carol Clark

 Kim Oosterlinck "The French, Belgian and Dutch Art Markets during WWII"
Lynn Rother, “Starting from Scratch:  Nazi-Era Provenance Research at The Museum of Modern Art”
Inge Reist, “Protecting Europe's Cultural Treasures: The Frick Art Reference Library, The Monuments Men, and Provenance Research Today”

Break for Lunch
12:40pm - 2:00pm

Panel II, 2:00pm
Nancy Scott

Samuel Blaustein '03 “Nazi Era Restitution Claims: From The 1943 London Declaration To The 2016 HEAR Act”
Victoria Reed, “Nazi-Era Provenance Research: Case Studies, Policy, and Practice at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston”
Monica Dugot, “Restitution at Christie’s: 20 Years on the Frontline”
Nicholas O’Donnell  “Who Makes the Rules? The High-Stakes Legal Conflicts Over Looted Art”

Coffee Break
3:45pm - 4:00pm

Keynote, 4:00pm
Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat
“Holocaust Restitution: Memory and Lessons; Past, Present, and Future”

Reception to follow at the Faculty Club

Symposium Organizers

Kathryn Graddy is dean of the Brandeis International Business School and the Fred and Rita Richman Distinguished Professor of Economics at Brandeis University. Kathryn’s research focuses on the economics of art and culture and more generally, industrial organization.

Sabine von Mering holds a Ph.D. from the University of California Davis, and is Professor of German and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Director of the Center for German and European Studies (CGES) at Brandeis University.

Nancy Scott is a Professor of Fine Arts at Brandeis, where she teaches European and American art history from the 19-20th centuries, with a focus on Museum Studies, the artist J. M. W. Turner, and the political history of sculpture and public art. She recently published Georgia O'Keeffe: Critical Lives (2015), and her ongoing research is on O'Keeffe's philanthropy to American museums.

Photo Source: By Bundesdenkmalamt Wien - 
Art Magazin, Public Domain, 
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