Event information: Symposium on looted musical instruments in Paris
From 7-9 April 2022, the Philharmonie de Paris will be hosting a conference entitled “The spoliation of musical instruments in Europe. 1933–1945”. It will first focus on the looting of musical instruments during the Nazi era in general, followed by presentations on the most important research resources, provenance research in museums, and the handling of looted musical instruments in the art trade.
Austrian provenance researchers and scholars will also take part alongside international researchers. Monika Löscher (KHM) is participating in Roundtable 1 and will debate "Sources to use when researching provenance?"; she will also give a lecture on provenance research of historical musical instruments at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien(Museum of the History of Art Vienna).
Christian Klösch (Technical Museum Vienna) will speak about provenance research of historical musical instruments at the Technical Museum Vienna and Stephan Turmalin (University of Vienna) will present the collection of musical instruments of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde (Society of Friends of Music).
The lectures will be held in English or French with simultaneous translation. You can participate online and register for the panels here:
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