13
September 2018

THE ART OF THE STEAL: NAZI LOOTING DURING WWII

Welcome to The Arts Society Tarporley
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 13:30
The Community Centre
113a High St Tarporley CW6 0AY

The Nazis looted over 20% of Western Art during WWII. We hear how and why they looted art and how it was returned after the war.

The Nazis looted over 20% of Western Art during WWII and the effects are still evident. We hear how and why they looted art and how it was returned after the war. Several landmark cases will be discussed including Klimt's "Portrait of Adel Bloch-Bauer" and the stash of over 1,200 artworks found in the possession of the son of a notorious Nazi art dealer.

THE ARTS SOCIETY ACCREDITED LECTURER

Ms Shauna Isaac

Studied at Courtauld Institute and Birkbeck College, London and regularly lectures at the Sotheby's Institute of Art. Currently managing an art recovery company and served on the Looted Art Working Group for the Holocaust Era Assets Conference in Prague, where she was instrumental in drafting the Terezin Declaration on Nazi looting, which was ratified by 46 countries. Has given talks to the Focus-Abengoa Foundation Symposium in Seville, the Courtauld Institute, the Documentation Centre of World War II Cultural Assets, Sotheby's and Microsoft. Publications include articles for The Art Newspaper, Art & Law Magazine and Art Quarterly.