The Art of Looting

1 December 2013

Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

301 Washington Avenue

Miami Beach, Florida 33139

11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Mastrapa Consultants and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU are pleased to invite you to a special Art Basel event The Art of Looting on  1 December 2013 featuring internationally renowned looted art experts. Join us to learn about Communist and Nazi-era confiscation of artworks, antiques, jewelry and other valuables as well as the challenges of restitution. We will also discuss prospects for the recovery of Cuban collections as well as groundbreaking efforts to deter the sale and purchase of these pre-Revolution items.


Posters from the Hans Sachs Collection, confiscated on direct orders from Nazi Joseph Goebbels, are on display at the Museum until 15 December 2013. The Art of Looting speaker Henry Hacker will comment on the restitution process of the almost 4,300 posters!


Other featured speakers include:


Ulf Bischof, Bischof & Paetow

Art Looted by the Stasi: A Hunt for Western Money


Tania C. Mastrapa, Mastrapa Consultants & The Institute of World Politics

Cuban Booty: Art, Antiquities and Jewelry


To register for The Art of Looting please visit:


For questions and media enquiries contact:

Jo Ann Arnowitz, Executive Director & Chief Curator

Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU




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