May 27, 2014
-- Athens, Greece/Prague, Czech Republic
– The European Shoah Legacy Institute (ESLI) in conjunction with the Greek Presidency of the Council of the European Union will hold the fourth workshop of the Provenance Research Training Program in Athens, Greece, during June 2-5, 2014. The workshop organized in cooperation with the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports and the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be hosted by the Acropolis Museum in Athens.
The Provenance Research Training Program (PRTP) 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. The fourth workshop held in Athens will discuss case studies on looting in Italy and Greece, particularly mechanisms of plunder and misappropriation and postwar documentation of cultural losses in Italy, and Nazi looting of archeological sites and other cultural assets, the plunder of Jewish communities and the fate of Jewish cultural objects including Judaica in Greece.
A reception will be held on Tuesday evening, June 3.About the European Shoah Legacy Institute:
ESLI is a public benefit corporation incorporated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic in 2010. Its major working areas include promotion of provenance research, provision of adequate social welfare to Holocaust (Shoah) survivors and other victims of Nazism, and restitution (compensation)
of movable and immovable property, art, Judaica, and Jewish cultural assets stolen by the Nazis. The Institute operates in affiliation with the European Union and with European countries inside and outside of the EU, as well as non-European states. To learn more visit www.shoahlegacy.org