Tagung Provenienzforschung

Statuette "Mutter von Aitutaki"


1. Tagungstag am 7. April 2017

9 Uhr:



Bruno Richtsfeld (Museum Fünf Kontinente)


Adelheid Wessler (VolkswagenStiftung)


Larissa Förster, Iris Edenheiser, Sarah Fründt (AG Museum),

Hilke Thode-Arora, Stefan Eisenhofer (Museum Fünf Kontinente)

9.45–13 Uhr:

PANEL 1: International perspectives:

Challenges and options for systematic provenance research

Chair: Sarah Fründt (University College, Freiburg)


What is an appropriate methodology for systematic provenance research? What type of expertise do we need (ethnological, historiographical, anthropological, political)? Do ethnographic methods like fieldwork matter? How can collaboration with institutions and colleagues from the countries of origin be achieved? How can we pool resources and findings? How can we establish structures that ensure research is not only efficient but also transparent? How can we benefit from international expertise? How can different types of knowledge be combined (such as oral history and institutional history?) What are the potential benefits of digital networks and databases that collect information from different sources – and what are their disadvantages?

Eeva-Kristiina Harlin (University of Oulu, Finland)

Jeremy Silvester (Museums Association of Namibia)


11–11.30 Uhr: > COFFEE BREAK

Amber Kiri Aranui (Te Papa Tongarewa Museum, New Zealand)

Trevor Isaac (U’mista Cultural Centre, Canada)

Paul Turnbull (University of Tasmania, Australia)


13.30–15 Uhr: > LUNCH BREAK


15–17 Uhr:

PANEL 2: Colonial and Nazi era provenance research compared

Chair: Andrea Bambi (Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen)


What can Nazi era and colonial era provenance research learn from each other? Which topical and methodological interests do they share? Which differences, e.g. with regards to archival sources, exist? What are the possibilities/prerequisites for future collaborations?


Johanna Poltermann (Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen/AK Provenienzforschung e.V.)

Gilbert Lupfer (Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden)

Claudia Andratschke (Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum Hannover und Netzwerk Provenienzforschung in Niedersachsen)


19 Uhr

PANEL DISCUSSION: Challenges and Perspectives

Chair: Barbara Plankensteiner (Museum für Völkerkunde Hamburg)

Wiebke Ahrndt (Übersee-Museum Bremen/Deutscher Museumsbund)

Andrea Bambi (Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen)

Brigitta Hauser-Schäublin (Universität Göttingen)

Ivan Gaskell (Bard Graduate Center, USA)

Wayne Modest (Research Centre for Material Culture, Netherlands)



Subject to change!


Veranstalter: AG Museum der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Völkerkunde & Museum Fünf Kontinente

7. April 2017,
9 bis 21 Uhr

Anmeldung obligatorisch
Dr. Stefan Eisenhofer
Dr. Hilke Thode-Arora

Aus organisatorischen Gründen ist die Teilnehmerzahl begrenzt. Die Akkreditierung erfolgt nach der Reihenfolge der Anmeldungen.

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