The Search Goes On
21.11.2018The Search Goes On
20 years of the Washington Principles: Gilbert Lupfer draws an interim balance
Together with Germany’s Kulturstiftung der Länder (Cultural Foundation of the German Federal States) and Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation), Deutsche Zentrum Kulturgutverluste (German Lost Art Foundation Center) is convening the 20 Years of Washington Principles: Roadmap for the Future symposium in Haus der Kulturen der Welt (House of the World’s Cultures) on November 26 to 28. Gilbert Lupfer is the honorary executive board member for academics and research.
What is the symposium’s goal?
The Gurlitt case brought a lot of public attention to the subject. While this led to a stronger infrastructure and increased financial support, it doesn’t mean that everything is running smoothly. A lot of museums outside of the art sector are only just getting involved. Another consequence of Gurlitt was that private collections and the art trade came into focus. We would also like private collectors to look into the origins of their treasures.