The Polish research team involves the participation of three different institutions forming a consortium. These comprise the University of Fine Arts in Poznan – one of the leading public (state) Academies of Fine Arts in Poland and two research centres of the Polish Academy ofS ciences in Warsaw: the Institute of Law Studies and the Institute of Art. All three partners comprising the Polish research team are part of leading Polish institutions in the areas of the social studies, humanities and the arts. They will provide excellent academic, methodological, institutional and technical support to the project. Moreover, the Institute of Art preserves important photographic archives (enjoying the unabated interest of scholars and the publicfrom Eastern Europe). It is also involved in a number of research and digitization projects inrelation to cultural heritage with such institutions as the Herder Institut (Marburg) and Kunsthistorisches Institut (Florence).
Andrzej Jakubowski, the Project Leader, is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences (Warsaw). He holds a PhD in International Law from the European University Institute (Florence, Italy) and two Master degrees (law and art history) from the University of Warsaw. He is a current member of the Committee on Cultural Heritage Law of the International Law Association. In 2014, the government of Poland nominated him as a mediator at the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for Promoting the Return of Cultural Property to Its Countries of Origin or Its Restitution in Case of Illicit Appropriation. He is an editor of Cultural Rights as Collective Rights – An International Law Perspective (Brill-Nijhoff 2016), and co-editor (with Karolina Wierczyńska) of the volume Fragmentation vs. the Constitutionalisation of International Law – A Practical Inquiry (Routledge, 2016), and serves as a member of the editorial boards of the Polish Yearbook of International Law and of Santander Art & Culture Law Review.
- State Succession in Cultural Property (OUP 2015)
- ‘Black Sea Tomb Raiders and the Practice of Global Cultural Exchange: Revisiting the Ethics and Responsibility of Museums’ 19 (1) (2014) Art, Antiquity and Law 75
- ‘World Heritage, Cultural Conflicts and Political Reconciliation’ in A. Durbach and L. Lixinski (eds), Heritage, Culture and Rights: Challenging Legal Discourses (Bloomsbury-Hart 2017) 251-273
- [with P. Gwoździewicz-Matan], ‘Enhancing the Mobility of Collections and Access to Cultural Heritage: Immunity from Seizure of Cultural Objects in Poland‘ 23 (2017) International Journal of Cultural Policy (published online: 1 February 2017)
Full list of publications: Jakubowski_Bibliography.
Ewa Manikowska serves as an Associate Professor at the Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. She holds European Doctorate in Social History and Mediterranan (University of Warsaw/Ca’ Foscari University of Venice). Her research interests focus on the history of collecting, survey photography, cultural heritage and art restitution at the time of the First World War. Together with Prof. Elizabeth Edwards (De Montfort University, Leicester) she has organized the international research workshop ‘Survey Photography and Cultural Heritage in Europe. Expanding the Field’ (April 2015). Currently, she is working on her new book entitled Photography and the Making of Eastern Europe: Conflicting Identities. Cultural Heritage (1859-1945).
- ‘Competing Visions of Landscapes, Cultures and Peoples. Survey Photography in the Western Borderlands of the Russian Empire during World War I’, in D Demski (ed), War Matters. Constructing Images of the Other (1930s to 1950s) (L’Harmattan 2015) 330–349
- ‘Before the Museum. Photography and the Canon of Polish Material Culture’, in C Caraffa and T Serena (eds), Photo Archives and the Idea of the Nation (de Gruyter 2015) 77–94
- Archiwa wizualne dziedzictwa kulturowego, E Manikowska, P Jamski, I Kopania (eds), 2 vols (Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences 2014)
- ‘National versus Universal? The Restitution Debate between Poland and Soviet Russia after the Riga Peace Treaty (1921)’, in GU Grossmann and P Krutisch (eds), The Challenge of the Object: 3rd Congress of the International Committee of the History of Art (vol 4; Germanisches National Museum 2013) 1360–1364
- ‘Building the Cultural Heritage of the Nation. The Photo Archive of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Monuments at the Twilight of the Russian Empire’, in C Caraffa (ed), Photo Archives and the Memory of Art History (Deutscher Kunstverlag 2011) 279–288
Hanna Schreiber is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw. She is a Vice-President of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Board in Poland and head of the Working Group on Legal and Strategic Aspects of Intangible Heritage Safeguarding of this board. She is a member of the Council of Cultural Observatory Foundation, Scientific Council of Folk Artists’ Association and Polish Association of International Studies. Her teaching and research interest are in international cultural relations, international cultural heritage law, anthropology and sociology of international relations. Hanna serves as an independent expert cooperating (as trainer, lecturer or peer-reviewer) with the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland, Polish National Committee for UNESCO, National Heritage Board, National Defence Academy, NATO Military Police Centre of Excellence, UNESCO Communication and Information Sector and UNESCO Secretariat of Intangible Heritage Convention 2003 (one of 12 experts to consult Ethical Principles for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage, member of Polish official delegations to statutory ICH meetings). She has authored inter alia the monograph: The Concept of „Primitive Art”. Discovery, Acquaintance and Domestication of the Other in the Western World, Warsaw 2012 (in Polish, with English and German summary; Sztuka prymitywna-H.Schreiber), as well as numerous articles on intangible cultural heritage.
- Culture(s) in International Relations (Peter Lang 2017; forthcoming; co-editor and author of the chapter ‘Cultural Genocide – Culturecide: Unfinished or Rejected Project of International Law?’);
- ‘Intangible cultural heritage and soft power – exploring the relationship’, 12 (2017) International Journal of Intangible Heritage forthcoming;
- UNESCO Conventions in the Field of Culture. A Commentary (Wolters Kluwer Publishing 2014; co-author and author of commentaries to 1954 (pp. 19-173) and 2003 Conventions (pp. 392-463));
- ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage. Between terra incognita and terra nullius?’ in A. Rottermund (ed.), Why and How Shall We Protect Cultural Heritage? (Polish National Committee for UNESCO 2014), pp. 157-174.
Mateusz Bieczyński serves as Vice-Rector of the University of Fine Arts in Poznan. He holds PhD in Legal Sciences (2011) from the Institute of Law of the Polish Academy of Sciences, MA in Art History (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, 2008) and LL.M. in German Law (Potsdam University, 2010). He also graduated of CuratorLAB – Postgraduate Program for Professional in Arts (Konstfack – University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, 2013). Mateusz received the scholarship START for young researchers from the Foundation for Polish Science (2012) and the scholarship in the field of culture awarded by the Wielkopolska Province Marshal (2013). He is currently completing a research project titled “Philosophical background of the legal limitations on freedom of visual arts” financed by the National Science Centre (2013-2016).
- [with Leszek Wiśniewski] Freedom of Movement in International, EU and Polish National Law. General Overview (Publishing House “Silva Rerum”: Poznań 2015)
- The Notion of Art in the German Legal Literature and Case Law of the German Constitutional Court (Publishing House “Scriptorium”: Opole 2012)
- Legal Limitations of Artistic Freedom in the Field of Visual Arts (Wolters Kluwer Poland 2011)
Piotr Jamski is an employee in the Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, where he works with photographic collections. He holds a MA in history of art from the University of Warsaw. As an art historian he is interested in European art of seventeen century, especially architecture and sculpture of Rome and Poland. He investigates Polish cultural heritage in the former Soviet Union (Belarus, Lithuania and Ukraine). The second field of his interest is documentation photography of heritage and history of historical monuments protection in Polish lands. For 25 years, he has been also a photographer of works of art.
- “The Building Stones of Zygmunt III Vasa in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania”, Actes de XIVe Colloqu International de Glyptographie de Chambord, Centre International de Recherches Glyplographique 2005, p. 503-521.
- „Praeities reginiai iš senojo Rytų Prūsijos konservatoriaus archyvo”, Lietuvos Dailės Muziejaus, VIlnius, 2006.
- Усыпальницa московских царей в Bаршаве в новое время. История. Дипломатия. Миф [in:] Россия-Польша. Два аспекта европейской культуры. XVIII Царскосельской научной конференции, Санкт-Петербург 2012, p. 636-650
- Czesław Olszewski. Warsaw Modern-architecture photography of the 1930s, Warszawa 2012