CONFERENCE: Dispossessions of Cultural Objects between 1914 and 1989/1991 The Alpe Adria Region in Comparative Perspectives (19-21.03.2018)

CONFERENCE: Dispossessions of Cultural Objects between 1914 and 1989/1991 The Alpe Adria Region in Comparative Perspectives (19-21.03.2018)

Place France Stele Institute of Art History ZRC SAZU, Prešeren Hall SAZU, Novi trg 4, Ljubljana,
Organizer France Stele Institute of Art History ZRC SAZU, Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte München, Università degli Studi di Udine, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Zagreb, International Association of Research Institutes in the History of Art (RIHA)
More info https://www.transcultaa.eu/2018/02/27/programme-international-conference-in-ljubljana-march-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


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




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




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




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 


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: 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




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