Interdisciplinary Symposium

Provenance research: debating a practical science

When: 3–4 June 2021
Where: The conference will takes place online


Please register by 28 May 2021 at The link to the event will be sent out shortly before it takes place. Participation is free of charge.

Reconstructing the history of art works has evolved recently from an auxiliary science serving museums, auction houses and basic art history research to become a discipline in its own right: provenance research. The catalyst was the Washington Conference on Holocaust-Era Assets in December 1998. If the sole focus there was art stolen by the Nazis, provenance research has since shifted its sights to colonial expropriation and the looting of cultural heritage. SIK-ISEA is organising a conference together with the Swiss Association for Provenance Research to stimulate exchange between the various stakeholders in this field.

Provenance research: debating a practical science