Lunchtime Lecture: Nazi-Era Provenance of Museum Collections

This talk is part of the V&A Academy Lunchtime Lecture Series. No booking is required.

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  • V&A South Kensington

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    London, SW7 2RL

  • The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

  • Free event

Lunchtime Lecture: Nazi-Era Provenance of Museum Collections photo

When we look at the artworks on display in museums around the world, there is always a real possibility that some of these objects once belonged to victims of the Nazis – a possibility that has often remained unexplored and unacknowledged for far too long. Join the V&A’s Senior Provenance Research Curator, Jacques Schuhmacher, who will present his new book on the Nazi-Era Provenance of Museum Collections (published by UCL Press). This talk will provide an overview of the Nazis campaign of dispossession and introduce key research strategies for confronting its legacies.

Dr Jacques Schuhmacher is Senior Provenance Research Curator, supported by The Polonsky Foundation.

Header image: Paintings hanging on the wall at the Jeu de Paume, which served as the Nazi processing centre for looted art in Paris. Public Domain (Source: Wikimedia Commons)