Central Collecting Point in Munich, The

Central Collecting Point in Munich, The
A New Beginning for the Restitution and Protection of Art

by Iris Lauterbach

  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • Release : 2019-01-08
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1606065823
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A compelling exploration of the many issues surrounding the restoration and restitution of Nazi-stolen art at the end of World War II At the end of World War II, the US Office of Military Government for Germany and Bavaria, through its Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives division, was responsible for the repatriation of most of the tens of thousands of artwork looted by the Nazis in the countries they had occupied. With the help of the US Army’s Monuments Men—the name given to a hand-picked group of art historians and museum professionals commissioned for this important duty—massive numbers of objects were retrieved from their wartime hiding places and inventoried for repatriation. Iris Lauterbach’s fascinating history documents the story of the Allies’ Central Collecting Point (CCP), set up in the former Nazi Party headquarters at Königsplatz in Munich, where the confiscated works were transported to be identified and sorted for restitution. This book presents her archival research on the events, people, new facts, and intrigue, with meticulous attention to the official systems, frameworks, and logistical and bureaucratic enterprise of the Munich CCP in the years from 1945 to 1949. She uncovers the stories of the people who worked there at a time of lingering political suspicions; narrates the research, conservation, and restitution process; and investigates how the works of art were managed and returned to their owners.

Records Concerning the Central Collecting Points ("Ardelia Hall Collection")

Records Concerning the Central Collecting Points ('Ardelia Hall Collection')
Munich Central Collecting Point, 1945-1951

by United States. National Archives and Records Administration,M'Lisa Whitney

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 56
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Repatriation of Art from the Collecting Point in Munich After World War II

Repatriation of Art from the Collecting Point in Munich After World War II
Background and Beginnings, with Reference Especially to the Netherlands

by Craig Hugh Smyth

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1988
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Bibliophiles and Bibliothieves

Bibliophiles and Bibliothieves
The Search for the Hildebrandslied and the Willehalm Codex

by Opritsa D. Popa

  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Release : 2003-01-01
  • Pages : 281
  • ISBN : 3110201909
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Bibliophiles and Bibliothieves, Opritsa Popa has documented what might justifiably be described as the most celebrated case of looting of two German cultural treasures by a member of the U.S. Army at the end of World War II and their subsequent odyssey across both an ocean and a continent: the pilfering from a cellar in Bad Wildungen of the ninth-century Liber Sapientiae, containing the two leaves of the oldest extant German heroic poem, the Old High German Hildebrandslied, along with the fourteenth-century illuminated Willehalm codex, both of which had been removed from the State Library in Kassel for protection from bombing raids.

Plunder and Restitution

Plunder and Restitution
The U.S. and Holocaust Victims Assets : Findings and Recommendations of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Holocaust Assets in the United States and Staff Report

by Presidential Advisory Commission on Holocaust Assets in the United States,U.S. Presidential Advisory Commission on Holocaust Assets in the United States,United States. Presidential Advisory Commission on Holocaust Assets in the United States

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Findings and recommendations of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Holocaust Assets in the United States and Staff report."--T.p.

Nonaligned Modernism

Nonaligned Modernism
Socialist Postcolonial Aesthetics in Yugoslavia, 1945–1985

by Bojana Videkanić

  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release : 2020-02-20
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 0228000572
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In less than half a century, the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia successfully defeated Fascist occupation, fended off dominating pressures from the Eastern and Western blocs, built a modern society on the ashes of war, created its own form of socialism, and led the formation of the Nonaligned Movement. This country's principles and its continued battles, fought against all odds, provided the basis for dynamic and exceptional forms of art. Drawing on archival materials, postcolonial theory, and Eastern European socialist studies, Nonaligned Modernism chronicles the emergence of late modernist artistic practices in Yugoslavia from the end of the Second World War to the mid-1980s. Situating Yugoslav modernism within postcolonial artistic movements of the twentieth century, Bojana Videkanic explores how cultural workers collaborated with others from the Global South to create alternative artistic and cultural networks that countered Western hegemony. Videkanic focuses primarily on art exhibitions along with examples of international cultural exchange to demonstrate that nonaligned art wove together politics and aesthetics, and indigenous, Western, and global influences. An interdisciplinary book, Nonaligned Modernism highlights Yugoslavia's key role in the creation of a global modernist ethos and international postcolonial culture.

Getty Research Journal, No. 11

Getty Research Journal, No. 11
A Book

by Gail Feigenbaum

  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • Release : 2019-03-05
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN : 1606066080
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Getty Research Journal features the work of art historians, museum curators, and conservators from around the world as part of the Getty’s mission to promote the presentation, conservation, and interpretation of the world’s artistic legacy. Articles present original scholarship related to the Getty’s collections, initiatives, and research. This issue features essays on the culture of display in eighteenth-century Venetian palaces, the influence of prehistoric cave paintings on American abstract artists, the life and writings of Pauline Gibling Schindler, an unrealized project by Sam Francis and Walter Hopps for a contemporary art venue in 1960s Los Angeles, Harald Szeemann’s early plans for the documenta 5 exhibition, and the notebooks and manuscripts that led to Aldo Rossi’s Scientific Autobiography. Shorter texts include notices on Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala’s illustrations accompanying a tale in Martín de Murúa’s Historia general del Piru, copperplate prints depicting the Qing army’s invasion of Nepal in 1792, the Nazi-era business records of the Gustav Cramer gallery in The Hague, Netherlands, and a proposal for the integration of provenance research into all aspects of museum activities, including a call for cross-institutional databases and international collaborations.

Prologue

Prologue
The Journal of the National Archives

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Prohibiting Plunder

Prohibiting Plunder
How Norms Change

by Wayne Sandholtz

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2007-12-31
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0199725470
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For much of history, the rules of war decreed that "to the victor go the spoils." The winners in warfare routinely seized for themselves the artistic and cultural treasures of the defeated; plunder constituted a marker of triumph. By the twentieth century, international norms declared the opposite, that cultural monuments should be shielded from destruction or seizure. Prohibiting Plunder traces and explains the emergence of international rules against wartime looting of cultural treasures, and explores how anti-plunder norms have developed over the past 200 years. The book covers highly topical events including the looting of thousands of antiquities from the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad, and the return of "Holocaust Art" by prominent museums, including the highly publicized return of five Klimt paintings from the Austrian Gallery to a Holocaust survivor. The historical narrative includes first-hand reports, official documents, and archival records. Equally important, the book uncovers the debates and negotiations that produced increasingly clear and well-defined anti-plunder norms. The historical accounts in Prohibiting Plunder serve as confirming examples of an important dynamic of international norm change. Rules evolve in cycles; in each cycle, specific actions trigger arguments about the meaning and application of rules, and those arguments in turn modify the rules. International norms evolve through a succession of such cycles, each one drawing on previous developments and each one reshaping the normative context for subsequent actions and disputes. Prohibiting Plunder shows how historical episodes interlinked to produce modern, treaty-based rules against wartime plunder of cultural treasures.

Guide to the Holdings of the Still Picture Branch of the National Archives

Guide to the Holdings of the Still Picture Branch of the National Archives
A Book

by United States. National Archives and Records Administration. Still Picture Branch

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1990
  • Pages : 166
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Sunflowers Are Mine

The Sunflowers Are Mine
The Story of Van Gogh's Masterpiece

by Martin Bailey

  • Publisher : White Lion Publishing
  • Release : 2019-02-05
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0711241392
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is the story of one of the world’s most iconic images. Martin Bailey explains why Van Gogh painted a series of sunflower still lifes in Provence. He then explores the subsequent adventures of the seven pictures, and their influence on modern art. Through the Sunflowers, we gain fresh insights into Van Gogh’s life and his path to fame. Based on original research, the book is packed with discoveries – throwing new light on the legendary artist.

The AAM Guide to Provenance Research

The AAM Guide to Provenance Research
A Book

by Nancy H. Yeide,Amy Walsh,Konstantin Akinsha,American Association of Museums

  • Publisher : Amer Alliance of Museums Press
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"The AAM Guide to Provenance Research is a much-needed contribution for scholars, professional researchers, and those who shape policy. Here in one volume is a historical overview, description of current methodology, invaluable indices, inventories, and lists of current databases-in-progress." -- Back cover.

Department of State Bulletin

Department of State Bulletin
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1951
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The official monthly record of United States foreign policy.

Art and the Nazis, 1933-1945

Art and the Nazis, 1933-1945
Looting, Propaganda and Seizure

by Arthur J. McLaughlin, Jr.

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2022-01-07
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN : 1476644837
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This first comprehensive analysis of the Third Reich's efforts to confiscate, loot, censor and influence art begins with a brief history of the looting of artworks in Western history. The artistic backgrounds of Adolf Hitler and Hermann Goring are examined, along with the various Nazi art looting organizations, and Nazi endeavors to both censor and manipulate the arts for propaganda purposes. Long-held beliefs about the Nazi destruction of "degenerate art" are examined, drawing on recently developed university databases, new translations of original documents and recently discovered information. Theft and destruction of artworks by the Allies and looting by Soviet trophy brigades are also documented.

Appendix

Appendix
U.S. and Allied Efforts to Recover and Restore Gold and Other Assets Stolen Or Hidden by Germany During World War II : Finding Aid to Records at the National Archives at College Park

by Greg Bradsher

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 277
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Swiss Banks and Attempts to Recover Assets Belonging to the Victims of the Holocaust

Swiss Banks and Attempts to Recover Assets Belonging to the Victims of the Holocaust
Hearing Before the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifth Congress, First Session on the Inquiry Into the Assets of Holocaust Victims Deposited in Swiss Banks and the Issues Surrounding the Recovery and Restoration of Gold and Other Assets Looted by Nazi Germany During World War II, and the Acts of Restitution which Must Follow, Thursday, May 15, 1997

by United States,United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 625
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Opposing Colonialism, Antisemitism, and Turbo-Nationalism

Opposing Colonialism, Antisemitism, and Turbo-Nationalism
Rethinking the Past for New Conviviality

by Marina Gržinić,Jovita Pristovšek,Sophie Uitz

  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 2019-11-25
  • Pages : 578
  • ISBN : 1527543927
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume gathers together reflections on racism and nationalism, empowerment and futurity. It focuses on collective amnesia in regards to traumatic events of the European past and the ways in which memory and history are presented for the future. The essays cover and oppose the seemingly disparate genocides committed during Belgian colonialism, Austrian antisemitism and turbo-nationalism in “Republika Srpska” (Bosnia and Herzegovina), implying by no means a homogenization of the experiences. What connects these historical situations is the fact that, despite available documents, to this very day, nation-states are built on practices of oblivion regarding their past. This volume is indispensable for theoreticians, philosophers, and historians, as well as the general public. It expresses the demand to critically question our inherited knowledge and to rethink the past for a new future of conviviality.

Collecting and Provenance

Collecting and Provenance
A Multidisciplinary Approach

by Jane Milosch,Nick Pearce

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release : 2019-10-28
  • Pages : 450
  • ISBN : 153812758X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The study of provenance—the history of the creation and ownership of an artefact, work of art, or specimen—provides insights into the history of taste and collecting, illuminating the social, economic, and historic trends in which an object was created and collected. It is as much a history of people as it is of objects, and its study often reveals intricate networks of relationships, patterns of activity and motivations. This book promotes the study of the history of collecting and collections in all their variety through the lens of provenance, and explores the subject as a cross-disciplinary activity. Perhaps for the first time in a publication, it draws on expertise ranging from art history and anthropology, to natural history and law, looking at periods from antiquity through the 18th century and the Holocaust era to the present, and materials from Europe and the Americas to China and the Pacific. The issues raised are wide-ranging, touching on aspects of authenticity, cultural meaning and material transformation and economic and commercial drivers, as well as collector and object biography. The book fills a gap in the study of collecting and provenance, taking the subject holistically and from multiple standpoints, better to reflect the widening interest in provenance from a range of disciplinary perspectives. This book will be a service to the field, from established scholars and museum professionals to students of collecting history, cultural heritage, and museum studies.

The Legacies of the Holocaust

The Legacies of the Holocaust
Hearing Before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Sixth Congress, Second Session, April 5, 2000

by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 117
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Fate of the Masterpiece

The Fate of the Masterpiece
How the Monuments Men Rescued the Mystic Lamb from the Nazis

by Noah Charney

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2014-02-01
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 1610394895
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This short e-book, adapted from Noah Charney's book Stealing the Mystic Lamb, tells the dramatic story of the rescue of The Ghent Altarpiece from Nazi pillagers. As the Nazis stormed across Europe during the Second World War, hundreds of thousands of artworks disappeared in their wake. A group of Allied officers set off on the trail of Europe's vanished art treasures -- they were known as the Monuments Men. The investigations of the Monuments Men combined old-fashioned detective work, personal bravery, ingenuity, and a dose of good fortune. This is perhaps best exemplified in the story of the race to save the 12,000 stolen masterpieces that were kept in a secret art warehouse hidden deep inside a converted salt mine in the Austrian Alps. There awaited the treasures destined for Hitler's planned "super museum," which would contain every important artwork in the world. The prize of the collection, and the painting most desired by the Nazis, was Jan van Eyck's 1432 masterwork, The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, also known as The Ghent Altarpiece. This massive masterpiece is considered the most influential painting ever made, and it is also the most-frequently stolen. This e-book single is adapted from Noah Charney's acclaimed book Stealing the Mystic Lamb: the True Story of the World's Most Coveted Masterpiece. It contains all of the material from that book on the Monuments Men and Nazi art theft during the Second World War, as told through the story of two Monuments Men, Robert Posey and Lincoln Kirstein, as they raced to save the Mystic Lamb and the other works in the salt mine from an SS officer who was determined to destroy all 12,000 masterpieces.