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.
Shauna Isaac has been active in World War II art restitution for several years and has worked with families and government organisations to recover Nazi looted art. She set up the Central Registry on Looted Cultural Property and served as a member of the Working Group for the Holocaust Era Assets Conference in Prague. Shauna studied at the Courtauld Institute of Art in the UK and Smith College in the USA. She is a regular lecturer at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art. Her publications include articles for The Art Newspaper, The Times Literary Supplement and Art Quarterly. She is a contributor to the book Insiders/Outsiders: Refuges from Nazi Europe and their contribution to British Visual Culture.