7th Cologne Art Insurance-Talk

Gurlitt, Stern, Flechtheim - who insures history for me?

Topics such as provenance, property issues as well as in the private and public sector, cultural heritage law in Germany and abroad or the title insurance should be considered from different perspectives.

Title Insurance, currently barely common in Germany, secures ownership of a work of art. Without proving the provenance, this can hardly be guaranteed. What kind of resource does the insurance sector use? Is it even possible to cover the authenticity of an artwork by insurance?

How do insurers handle today the question of provenance in day-to-day business? Is an in-house provenance research department the general rule or do they buy the expertise externally? The task is clear: To know the risks and cover them by insurance.

The invited representatives of different business units on the panel promise an exciting and controversial debate on a highly delicate and important issue.

Discussion, Friday, 20 April 2018, 10:00 a.m., Europasaal

Discussion (in German only) led by Peter Grabowski (WDR) – on the panel inter alia:
• Maurice Philip Remy (author of the book "Der Fall Gurlitt")
• Julia Barbara Ries (chief of the art insurance at ERGO)
• Karin Schulze-Frieling (Gallery Utermann, Dortmund and 2nd chairwoman of the BVDG)
• Amelie Ebbinghaus (Provenance Researcher, Art Loss Register, London)

Please make a note of the fixed date. We would be pleased to welcome you!
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