MCHE Announces Inaugural Ruthie Research Scholar

MCHE Announces Inaugural Ruthie Research Scholar

MCHE is pleased to announce the 2023 recipient of the Ruthie Research Grant – Beatrice Levine, a graduate student in art history at the University of Kansas. Beatrice’s research “Nazi-Era Art Looting and The Status of Art Restitution Today” explores what steps the art world taking to facilitate restitution and search for masterworks still missing today, examines the history of Nazi looting, and questions where the art world is excelling and failing in its efforts to return looted works to their rightful owners today.

The Ruthie Graduate Research Fund, named in honor of benefactor Ruthie Abend Tivol, supports a graduate student’s travel costs incurred to further their research.  With this grant, Beatrice traveled to University of Denver to attend Nazi Era Provenance Research Training Program – a program focused on art collection ethics. Students learned the fundamentals of tracing the provenance of Jewish-owned art to museum collections.

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