Co-Chairs David Lewis and Anne Webber


David Lewis,
together with Anne Webber, is founder and Co-Chair of the Commission for Looted Art in Europe (CLAE), and co-founder of the Central Registry of Looted Cultural Property 1933-1945 at www.lootedart.com, set up in 2001 as an independent charitable body under the auspices of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. The Registry is an international research centre and online repository of detailed research, news and information from 49 countries and an onine database of 25,000 objects.

David Lewis is a Governor of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, and former Chairman of its Library. From 1992 to 1999 he was President of the European Council of Jewish Communities. He is a member of the Board of The Wiener Library and a member of the Board and Honorary Fellow of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

Email:
davidlewis@lootedartcommission.com

Anne Webber, together with David Lewis, is founder and Co-Chair of the Commission for Looted Art in Europe (CLAE) set up in 1999, and co-founder and Director of the Central Registry of Looted Cultural Property 1933-1945 at www.lootedart.com, set up in 2001 as an independent charitable body under the auspices of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. The Registry is an international research centre and online repository of detailed research, news and information from 49 countries and an onine database of 25,000 objects.

Anne Webber was a member of the drafting team of Council of Europe Resolution 1205 (1999) on the restitution of looted cultural property in Europe, on the organising committee of the Vilnius International Forum 2000 and the Prague Conference 2009 and is a member of the Advisory Council of the European Shoah Legacy Institute. She is a member of the British Spoliation Advisory Committee which has advised on the provenance research work of British museums since 1999. She was a member of the Hunt Museum Review Group and is on the Executive Board of the International Research Portal for Records Related to Nazi-Era Cultural Property.

She founded and chaired the UK's International Tracing Service (ITS) Stakeholder Committee which negotiated the UK's taking a digital copy of the ITS records now housed at The Wiener Library, London. She is a member of the UK Government Delegation to the International Commission which governs the ITS, and is a member of The Wiener Library's ITS Oversight Committee. She is a Governor of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, President of the Jewish Book Council and Jewish Book Week and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Recent Profiles
The Art of War
Harper's Bazaar 3 October 2013
Gurlitt ist nur der Anfang - Gurlitt is Only the Beginning
Tagesspiegel 19 November 2013
Dealing with Nazi-looted art is Germany’s Achilles’ heel Haaretz 25 February 2014
Campaigner’s new hope over battle for looted art The Jewish Chronicle 28 February 2014

The Jewish Chronicle also published a leader on 28 February 2014 arising from the profile, with the title Merkel must do more on looted art.

Selected Broadcast Media:
Making A Killing Channel 4 Television 28 July 1998
It’s My Story: Looted Art BBC Radio 4 3 August 2006
Twice Looted or Twice Stolen? BBC Radio 4 4 September 2007
The Private Life of a Christmas Masterpiece BBC 2 Television 25 December 2010
Fake or Fortune BBC1 Television 10 July 2011
Heir Hunters BBC1 8 March 2013

Email:
annewebber@lootedartcommission.com
 
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