Magdeburg, Germany – 10th to 15th June 2012

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.

Magdeburg, Germany, June 10-15, 2012

The inaugural workshop of the Provenance Research Training Program was held June 10-15, 2012, in Magdeburg, Germany, with the co-sponsorship of the Koordinierungsstelle für Kulturgutverluste (Coordination Office for Lost Cultural Assets), a public institution jointly financed by the Federal Government of Germany, all of the German Länder (States), and housed within the Ministry of Cultural Affairs in the Land of Saxony-Anhalt in Magdeburg.