Athens, Greece – 2nd to 5th June 2014
The fourth workshop of the Provenance Research Training Program was held June 2-5, 2014, in Athens, Greece, in conjunction with the Greek Presidency of the Council of the European Union of 2014. In cooperation with the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports and the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the workshop was hosted by the Acropolis Museum.
The Provenance Research Training Program (PRTP) is a project of the European Shoah Legacy Institute. The program focuses on provenance research and related issues concerning Nazi-looted art, Judaica, and other cultural property. It provides advanced training to serve the international community of current and future experts engaged in dealing with issues concerning cultural plunder during the Third Reich, the Holocaust, and World War II. Each year the program offers week-long workshops that provide an intensive historical overview of cultural plunder—its evolution and implementation; methodological training, including specialized research in public and private archives; a presentation and discussion of legal concepts and instrumentalities at national and international levels, including political, moral and ethical issues and restitution policies and principles. In addition to facilitating research and providing access to a vast array of information, the program promotes the establishment of international networks of provenance researchers that bring together experts in all relevant fields and countries.