Screen Shot 2014-10-02 at 8.51.13 AMIn this special event, hear Swiss-based lawyer Olaf Ossmann speak about the art collection of Jewish industrialist Richard Semmel and its fate. Ossmann will discuss the Nazi policy on art and Jews from 1933 to 1945, the subsequent policy of the Allied Forces, and the post-Second World War developments that led to the 1998 Washington Conference on Holocaust Era Assets.

Olaf Ossmann specialises in international law and the restitution of art works. Most recently he has worked with the NGV as the legal representative to the heirs of Richard Semmel to restitute the painting Head of a man to its rightful owners. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists, and is a member of the EU Working Group on Legal Issues of Looted Art, Holocaust Era Assets Conference.

This event will be followed by a conversation between Olaf Ossmann and Jonathan Green, broadcaster for ABC RN.

Date: Wednesday 8th October, 6 for 6.15PM

Cost: Free, bookings essential, 03 8662 1555, 10am–5pm. Booking Code Code P14108

Venue: Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, Ground Level, NGV International (enter North Entrance via Arts Centre forecourt)