Central Institute for Art History (Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte), Munich, Germany

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Evgeniya Makarova


My professional development internship will take place at the Central Institute for Art History (Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte) in Munich, Germany. Founded in 1946, ZIKG is the only art-historical research institution in Germany independent from the national political agenda, and home to one of the largest art historical libraries in the world. From April 16 to May 19, 2018 I will be joining the Photothekteam in their efforts to systematize and digitize a large physical archive of photographs with a strong focus on material dating from the National Socialist period. As a doctoral student studying aesthetic compliance in the Third Reich, I am honoured to be given this opportunity to work closely with some of the most important scholars in the field, and on a collection of images that I will be drawing on in my thesis. During my stay at ZIKG, I might also assist in the organization of an upcoming conferences on provenance research and Nazi looting that will take place in Munich in April. Although this professional development internship greatly benefits my own research, I am hoping, within the limited time allocated for this project, to make a substantial contribution to the institution itself, facilitating archival research for other scholars studying National Socialist art.