Programme: International Conference in Ljubljana March 19-21, 2018

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Programme: International Conference in Ljubljana March 19-21, 2018

Dispossessions of Cultural Objects between 1914 and 1989/1991
The Alpe Adria Region in Comparative Perspectives

March 19-21, 2018
International Conference in Ljubljana, France Stele Institute of Art History ZRC SAZU, Prešeren Hall SAZU, Novi trg 4, Ljubljana

 

PROGRAMME AND AGENDA

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Monday, March 19th

14.00

Welcome and introduction

Mimi Urbanc, Deputy Director, Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Ljubljana

Davor Kozmus, Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, Republic of Slovenia

Iain B. Whyte, Research Committee of the International Association of Research Institutes in the History of Art

Christian Fuhrmeister, Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, München, Project Leader, Transfer of Cultural Objects in the Alpe Adria Region in the 20th Century

Barbara Murovec, Director, France Stele Institute of Art History ZRC SAZU, Ljubljana, Slovenian Principal Investigator, Transfer of Cultural Objects in the Alpe Adria Region in the 20th Century

 

Chair: Christian Fuhrmeister

14.30 Introductory lecture: Michael Wedekind: Translocations in a Contested Space

15.15 Patrizia Dragoni and Antonija Mlikota: Politics and Museum Management in Interwar Zadar

15.35 Discussion

16.00 Coffee break

 

Chair: Meike Hopp

16.30 Cathleen Giustino: Unpacking the Case of Dr. Václav Wagner: Struggles over Confiscated Cultural Property and Heritage in Postwar Bohemia

16.50 Marcela Rusinko: Dispossessing Art Collectors in Communist Czechoslovakia

17.10 Kristina Uhlíková and Jan Uhlík: Confiscated Monuments of the German Minority in Czechoslovakia

17.30 Discussion

 

18.15 Where Have All the Artworks Gone? Disposessions and Translocations of Cultural Objects in Slovenia during the Second World War
Exhibition opening

 

19.15 Reception

 

Tuesday, March 20th

9.00 Podium: Dispossession and Art Market: Institutional Projects (organized by the Research Committee of the International Association of Research Institutes in the History of Art [RIHA])

  • France Stele Institute of Art History ZRC SAZU and its TransCultAA Partners (Ljerka Dulibić, Christian Fuhrmeister, Donata Levi, Barbara Murovec):
    Transfer of Cultural Objects in the Alpe Adria Region in the 20th Century
  • Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (Gail Feigenbaum):
    1. Provenance Index
    2. Project on Art Dealers and the American Art Market
    3. The German Sales Project and its Relevance to the Dispossession Theme
  • Institut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA), Paris (Ariane James-Sarazin and Célia Fleury):
    Objects Lost in Times of War in French Public Collections: Questions and Methods
  • Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Munich (Meike Hopp):
    1. Reconstructing the late-April 1945 “Führerbau theft” and Research on the Object’s Whereabouts
    2. The Photo Archive of Art Dealer Julius Böhler
    3. Hugo Helbing: Annotated Catalogues

Discussion moderated by Christian Fuhrmeister and France Nerlich

11.00 Coffee break

 

Chair: Donata Levi

11.30 Gabriele Anderl: The Vienna Art Market between 1938 and 1945

11.50 Eva Toffali: “Trade” between Germany and Italy during Fascism: The Case of Alessandro Contini Bonacossi

12.10 Katharina Sophia Hüls: Flourishing Trade Relations between Venice and Vienna: The Activities of Art Dealer Dr. Benno Geiger (1882-1965) during the Second World War

12.30 Discussion

13.00 Lunch

 

Chairs: Gail Feigenbaum and Ljerka Dulibić

14.30 Dejan Ristić: The Devastation of the Collections of the National Library of Serbia during the First World War

14.50 Karin Leitner-Ruhe: A Missing Collection? Graz – Rogaška Slatina and Dobrna – Ljubljana

15.10 Renata Komić Marn and Tina Košak: For the Nation’s Welfare: Dealing with Cultural Objects in Interwar Slovenia

15.30 Iva Pasini Tržec: “Private Collections of Public Interest” in Zagreb and Their Destiny under Socialism

15.50 Discussion

 

17.00 Young Scholars’ Section

Cristina Cudicio: The Dissolution of a Jewish Collection: The Pincherle Family in Trieste
Anja Iskra: Safeguarding Cultural Assets in Maribor during the Second World War
Ivan Ferenčak: From German Art Market to the Strossmayer Gallery of Old Masters in Zagreb: Paintings from Ante Topić Mimara‘s Donation
Maria Tischner: Erika Hanfstaengl’s Activities in Udine and Trieste from 1943 to 1945
Doroteja Kotnik: The Ptuj Regional Museum under German Occupation
Margherita Colusso: Paintings from a Jewish Residence: New Findings

Discussion moderated by Donata Levi and Barbara Murovec

Short break

 

19.00 Documentary film Memories from the Ashes (Serbia, Filmske novosti, 2016; 28 minutes)
Discussion moderated by Ljerka Dulibić and Dejan Ristić

 

Wednesday, March 21st

Chair: Michael Wedekind

9.00 Katja Zirnsack and Felicitas Thurn-Valsassina: The Vienna Auction House Dorotheum and the “Masse Adria”: What We Know and What We Don’t

9.20 Anneliese Schallmeiner, Daria Brasca and Albena Zlatanova: Distribution of Shipments in a Transnational Perspective

9.50 Discussion

10.15 Coffee break

 

Chair: Franci Lazarini

10.45 Barbara Vodopivec: The Restitution of Cultural Objects from Austria to Yugoslavia after the Second World War: Rediscovered Archival Material

11.05 Elena Franchi: Why should it be all on us Istrians to pay for a war that was lost by everyone? The Activities of the Italian Delegation for the Restitution of Cultural Assets to Yugoslavia after the Second World War

11.25 Discussion

 

11.45 Final plenary discussion:
Where do we go from here? The Future of Dispossession Research
Moderated by Ljerka Dulibić, Christian Fuhrmeister, Donata Levi and Barbara Murovec

13.00 End of conference

 

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The international conference Dispossessions of Cultural Objects between 1914 and 1989/1991 is organised by:
France Stele Institute of Art History ZRC SAZU
in association with Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, München,
Università degli Studi di Udine and Strossmayer Gallery of Old Masters – Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Zagreb
and co-organised by:
International Association of Research Institutes in the History of Art (RIHA).

Organising Committee:
Ljerka Dulibić (ldulibic@hazu.hr), Christian Fuhrmeister (c.fuhrmeister@zikg.eu),
Donata Levi (donata.levi@uniud.it) , Barbara Murovec (BaMurovec@zrc-sazu.si)

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