Victoria Reed, Monica S. Sadler Curator for Provenance

Through in-depth case studies, learn how the MFA has conducted research on the Nazi-era provenance, or ownership history, of its encyclopedic collection–including the recent gift of objects from the Rothschild heirs, now on view. Gain a behind-the-scenes look at the process of research and documentation of seizures, thefts, and other losses in Europe between 1933 and 1945.

Learn more about restitution during the Holocaust with the film Adele’s Wish, playing in Alfond Auditorium at 2:30 pm following this lecture.

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Above: Top, left: Carnet de bal, probably English, about 1765. Agate, gold, enamel. Gift of the heirs of Bettina Looram de Rothschild. Top, right: Probably by John and George Hannett, Bonbonniere mounted with a timepiece, about 1765. Agate and gold. Gift of the heirs of Bettina Looram de Rothschild. Bottom, left: Marked by Jean-Baptiste Bertin, Snuff box, about 1770. Gold, enamel decoration. Gift of the heirs of Bettina Looram de Rothschild. Bottom, right: Magnifying glass, English, about 1765. Gold, agate, diamonds. Gift of the heirs of Bettina Looram de Rothschild.