UK Book Launch: The Central Collecting Point in Munich: A New Beginning for the Restitution and Protection of Art

Termindetails

Wann

29.01.2019
von 18:00 bis 19:00

Wo

Senate House, London

Termin übernehmen

 

The Central Collecting Point in Munich: A New Beginning for the Restitution and Protection of Art

 

 

Iris Lauterbach:The Central Collecting Point in Munich - A New Beginning for the Restitution and Protection of Art

Translated by Fiona Elliott

With an introductory essay by James J. Sheehan

Published by the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles

Los Angeles 2019

ISBN 9781606065822

Hardback, 304 pages, 238 black and white illustrations

£55.00

Erscheint am 8. Januar 2019

To purchase a copy of the book, click here

 

Hollywood has told the story of how Monuments Men retrieved artworks that had been looted by Nazis. Newly discovered archival information brings to life the untold story of what they did next at the U.S. Army’s Office of Military Government at the Central Collecting Point (CCP) in Munich. How did the so-called ‘Monuments Men’ transform the war-damaged former Nazi Party headquarters in Munich into the largest ‘museum’ and greatest art history project that had been undertaken? How did they create the incredible expertise to identify the artworks? How did they build the infrastructure to restitute the objects? And, as millennia of priceless treasures of European cultural heritage were being gathered under one war-damaged roof, who could be trusted?

 

Dr Iris Lauterbach presents her new research on the events, people, and intrigue of the Munich CCP in the crucial years 1945–1949. Based on previously unpublished records, archives, and photographs, she uncovers the stories of the people who worked there at a time of lingering political suspicions; narrates the fascinating research, conservation, and restitution processes; and investigates how works of art were managed and restituted to their owners. It is also the remarkable story of the foundation of Germany’s Central Institute for Art History: the library that powered the CCP’s knowledge base has grown into the one of the world’s largest art history reference libraries, where she is a researcher.

 

UK launch of Iris Lauterbach, The Central Collecting Point in Munich: A New Beginning for the Restitution and Protection of Art, trans. Fiona Elliott with an introductory essay by James J. Sheehan (Getty Publications, 2019)

 


Further information to this event at the University of London you will find here


Free, all welcome, RSVP here.