Provenance research+resources: Partnerships, Exchange and Access

Jane Milosch, Director, Smithsonian Provenance Research Initiative, reveals how collaboration on WWII-era provenance research and resources, such as a new online finding aid, has fostered partnerships and exchange, increased access to collection and has led to new findings. Supported by the ANU Centre for European Studies and NGA Foundation.

Complimentary refreshments will be served after the lecture.


Jane Milosch, founder and now Director of the Smithsonian's Provenance Research Initiative at the Smithsonian Institution oversees the WWII-Era Provenance Research Project and advises on international cultural heritage projects, provenance, and training programs.  

Prior to this she served as Senior Program Officer for Art, directing pan-Institutional art programs and led new interdisciplinary initiatives and strategic planning efforts for the arts at the Smithsonian's eight art units. In 2014, Milosch was appointed to Germany's International "Schwabing Art Trove" Task Force as the U.S. Representative.

Her previous appointments include Chief Curator at the Renwick Gallery and Curator at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art in Iowa. She has also worked at the Detroit Institute of the Arts in the Department of 20th-Century Art, Decorative Arts, and Design, lived in Bologna, Italy, working for Johns Hopkins University-SAIS as well as being a Fulbright Scholar in Munich, Germany, where she was managing editor for Prestel art books and art consultant to art museums, galleries, and other cultural institutions.

Her research interests include modern and contemporary art, craft, and design, especially the intersections of art, science, design, and new technology.

For more information and to book tickets, please visit the NGA website.

Date & time

Thu 09 Jul 2015, 12am


Gandel Hall, National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place, Parkes, Canberra ACT 2600


Jane Milosch, Director, Smithsonian Provenance Research Initiative


Updated:  3 July 2015/Responsible Officer:  Head of School/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications