I’m International Director of Restitution at Christie’s, coordinating our work on Nazi-era restitution issues globally. I am privileged to have worked in the restitution field from the start of the renewed interest in the subject in the mid-nineteen nineties, first at the New York State Banking Department’s Holocaust Claims Processing Office for eight years and now at Christie’s for the past seven years. I join with Marc Porter in welcoming you and am pleased to be able to address you today about issues of Holocaust-era art looting and restitution. I would also like to thank the Union Internationale des Avocats, our speakers and our Italian colleagues for this new opportunity. Today I will draw on Christie’s experience in addressing the challenge presented by the continuing circulation of looted art in the market and to present some of the lessons that Christie’s has learned over recent years.
Presentation at the Holocaust Art Looting and Restitution Symposium