“Our commitment must be to remember the victims who perished, respect the survivors still with us, and reaffirm humanity's common aspiration for mutual understanding and justice.”
-- Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust
The Provenance Research Training Program (PRTP) is a project of the European Shoah Legacy Institute (ESLI) which was created in furtherance of the Holocaust Era Assets Conference held in Prague in 2009 and the resulting Terezin Declaration endorsed by 47 countries.
The program focuses on provenance research and related issues concerning Nazi-looted art, Judaica, and other cultural property. It provides advanced training to serve the international community of current and future experts engaged in dealing with issues concerning cultural plunder during the Third Reich, the Holocaust and World War II. Each year the program offers week-long workshops that provide an intensive historical overview of cultural plunder-its evolution and implementation; methodological training, including specialized research in public and private archives; a presentation and discussion of legal concepts and instrumentalities at national and international levels, including political, moral and ethical issues and restitution policies and principles. In addition to facilitating research and providing access to a vast array of information, the program will promote the establishment of international networks of provenance researchers that will bring together experts in all relevant fields and countries.
March 10-15, 2013
The next workshop of the Provenance Research Training Program will be held March 10-15, 2013 in Zagreb, Croatia with the co-sponsorship under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia of the Museum Documentation Center and the Croatian State Archives. Applications from Balkan and Mediterranean countries are particularly encouraged.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS (INCLUDING FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE) FOR THE MARCH 2013 WORKSHOP IN ZAGREB. CROATIA: JANUARY 4, 2013
Applicants will be informed of the Selection Committee's decisions on or about January 15, 2013.
All information about program and how to apply can be found at http://provenanceresearch.org/