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Documenting cultural property losses at the hands of the National Socialists and their allies across Europe, 1933-1945
Documenting cultural property losses at the hands of the National Socialists and their allies across Europe, 1933-1945

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A new era
by Marc Masurovsky As the transition in political and economic power unfolds in the United States, the world is apprehensive, wondering what the new administration, one unlike any that has set foot in Washington, DC, Congress and the White House, has in sto...

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What is to be done?
by Marc Masurovsky Locating looted art in public and private collections, auction houses, galleries, is one thing; recovering these plundered objects is quite another. The search for looted cultural assets is extremely tedious. Some people get lucky with “l...

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Master of the game
by Marc Masurovsky Mikhail Piotrovsky is a heavily-decorated, scholarly, and savvy art historian who has been raised in Soviet then Russian museology. He is a true son of Mother Russia. In a Washington Post article dated April 23, 2003, Piotrovsky was descr...

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Russian activity on the plundered art blog
by Marc Masurovsky What could be so interesting about the “plundered art” blog that it has attracted a blizzard of pageviews unlike anything seen since the blog first started in 2010? The mission of this cultural blog has always been and will always be: to ...

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The U.S. Department of State Is Structurally Unable To Perform Appropriate Provenance Research On Immunity From Seizure Applications Submitted By Foreign Museums
by Marc Masurovsky and Pierre Ciric [1] The Holocaust Art Restitution project (“HARP”) initiated research into the State Department’s ability to perform appropriate provenance research on immunity from judicial seizure requests submitted by foreign institut...

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"Mann mit blauer Mütze," by Eugenies Zak—Part Two
by Agnieszka Yass-Alsston [ Editor’s note: This is an article released in two parts on the work of Eugeniusz Zak. The author, Agnieszka Yass-Alston, is an art historian and provenance researcher who specializes in the fate of artistic assets of Jewish art c...

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"Mann mit blauer Mütze," by Eugeniusz Zak—Part One
by Agnieszka Yass-Alston [ Editor’s note: This is an article released in two parts on the work of Eugeniusz Zak. The author, Agnieszka Yass-Alston, is an art historian and provenance researcher who specializes in the fate of artistic assets of Jewish art c...

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Oppose Senate Bill 3155 which legalizes the display of looted art in the United States.
by Marc Masurovsky Click here to voice your opposition. If passed, Senate Bill 3155, sponsored by American museum lobbyists and art market players, is a dream come true. S. 3155 makes it possible for an American museum or, for that matter, any institution l...

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The duty to memory
by Marc Masurovsky Which is simpler—recovery of looted cultural objects or memorializing the loss of cultural objects? The short answer is: both are fraught with complications. Let's focus for now on memory. Remembering what was once “ours”. When natural di...

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The binary: Holocaust and/or plunder
by Marc Masurovsky The binary—Holocaust and plunder—is a taboo. The official binary—Holocaust OR plunder—has been the prevailing dogma characterizing the conceptualization, development and implementation of Holocaust historiography, education, and remembran...
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