Provenance Research

An international day to promote provenance research on collection objects.

Provenance research is instrumental in the fight against illicit trafficking of cultural artefacts. In the past years, it has stimulated reflection on its methods and ethics.
Provenance research has also become a growing concern among public and private institutions:

On 8 April 2020 the second International Day of Provenance Research was cancelled due to COVID-19. This international event is organized by the Arbeitskreis Provenienzforschung e.V., an association that aims at connecting researchers and experts working in the field of provenance research and at promoting the vital importance of provenance research towards a wider audience.

On 7 July 2020, a videoconference will present the results achieved through provenance research conducted at the Kunstmuseum Basel (Switzerland) concerning the Curt Glaser case. More information about the conference:


[Image: Inventoried pottery fragments from excavations at Kition, 1978 (© Mission archéologique de Kition)]