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New Frontiers of Provenance Research: The Mosse Art Research Initiative (MARI)

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Calendar   Speaking Engagements
Location Zoom
Date Wed, Jul 21, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Duration   1h

MARI is innovative in many ways. For the first time, descendants of victims of Nazi persecution are cooperating with German institutions in a public/private partnership in provenance research. In her presentation, Meike Hoffmann shows the whole range of individual cases with a focus on looted art in private hands as well as explain the key to MARI's success.

Prof. Dr. Meike Hoffmann directs the Degenerate Art Research Center, the Mosse Art Research Initiative (MARI) as well as the Abraham Adelsberger Art Research Project (AAARP) at FU Berlin. She organized the first academic training on provenance research at the Free University of Berlin where she received her PhD and now teaches at the department of history and cultural studies on Degenerate Art and Nazi art policy during the Third Reich. She was a member of the Taskforce Schwabing Art Trove and participated in the follow-up research project on the Gurlitt collection at the German Lost Art Foundation and is author of Hitler’s Art Dealer: Hildebrand Gurlitt, 1895–1956 amongst several other publications.

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