February 8 “Looted Art, Nazism, and Fascism” symposium – New York

This event is being hosted at the Italian Academy in New York (1161 Amsterdam Avenue) on Wednesday 8th February from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. It is free and open to the public. Register your participation at http://italianacademy.columbia.edu/node/1364/register

Europe and the United Nations commemorate the victims of the Shoah each winter on the date of Auschwitz’s liberation in 1945, and the Italian Academy marks Holocaust Remembrance Day with an annual academic event exploring issues of discrimination and crimes against humanity. In previous years, the Academy broadened its focus to explore groups that were targeted in the racism and xenophobia of the Nazi and Fascist regimes, and that suffered and died along with the millions of Jews. This year, the symposium will focus on looted art under the Nazi and Fascist regimes.

Speakers:
Monica Dugot
Senior Vice President/International Director of Restitution, Christie’s;
formerly Deputy Director, Holocaust Claims Processing Office, NY State Banking Department

Jasmin Hartmann
Department for Provenance Research, City of Düsseldorf
“Non signalés par les Anglais.” Provenance research on French drawings acquired in France in 1944

Ilaria Pavan
Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa; Italian Academy Fellow 2017
Jewish persecution and looted art in Italy: evidence and denial, 1938–2015

Moderator:
Lynn Rother
The Museum of Modern Art

Welcoming remarks:
Barbara Faedda
Italian Academy, Columbia University