ROUND TABLE „LOOTED ART – THE MONUMENTS MEN”
Museum of Arts and Crafts, May 9th, 7 PM
As to present to the wide audiences topics that are close and interesting to the festival and encouraged by
the success of “Monuments Men” by Robert Edsel and the eponymous Hollywood blockbuster, we have
decided to dedicate this year’s round table to the issues of art that was looted during wartime, controversial
questions of origin in various private and museum collections as well as real problems concerning return and
restitution of art-pieces on the level of state policies, especially to the chapter about deserving individuals who
had, through professional involvement, in various ways helped to prevent manipulations, finding the missing
artworks, saving the cultural heritage.
Dražen Ilinčić, our prominent TV journalist will moderate the round table discussion with participation of Mr.
Seid Serdarević from publishing house Fraktura that published the book “Monuments Men”. Participants of the
round table are renowned Croatian intellectuals who will with their knowledge and expertise contribute to the
quality of the discussion of this event.