The Forbidden City (China) and Parthenon (Greece) display dramatically different conservation approaches, reflecting varied cultural understandings of what counts as “authentic” in the presentation of the past.

Call for Papers: Understanding Authenticity in China’s Cultural Heritage

What we deem to be genuine or fake is not an objective determination, but something that we agree upon as communities. Debates about authenticity, moreover, are often intimately bound to question who owns the past and its representation. Please join us at Oxford on May 28th-30th, 2020, for a discussion on the construction of “authenticity,” both historically and today, in relation to China’s cultural heritage (those objects and texts concerned with China’s past). Applications are now invited for the presentation of papers (~20-30 minutes in length) on this theme.

Cover for Pillage is Prohibited conference

'Pillage is formally prohibited.' Provenance Research on East Asian Art #3

​​​Mesdames et Messieurs, chers collègues,​​


Nous sommes très heureux de vous faire parvenir le programme du premier atelier international de recherche 'Pillage is formally prohibited'. Provence Research on East Asian Art sur la translocation ​des objets chinois, japonais et coréens à l'Europe et aux Etats Unis qui aura lieu le 8 et 9 novembre 2019 au Musée d'art asiatique de Berlin (Museum für Asiatische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin). 

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