Open to applicants interested in exploring the ownership history of looted cultural objects, their trafficking and their restitution/repatriation, the 5-day course will provide participants with exposure to research methodologies which are used to clarify and unlock the past history of objects likely to have been displaced in periods of crisis. It will also examine the complex nuances of post war and post conflict restitution and repatriation as well as its ethical underpinnings.
In addition to the postgraduate program, the provenance course is also offered as stand-alone course. ARCA and the US-based Holocaust Art Restitution Project (HARP) have teamed up to offer its 4th annual stand-alone provenance course which tackles the complex issues of cultural plunder. More information can be found here on our website.