Margot Werner

Historian and librarian, years of work on provenance research and restitution of Nazi looted objects, including for the Austrian Historians Commission, and head of the project to identify looted items in the Austrian National Library; numerous publications and curator of two exhibitions on Nazi looted books; since 2004 in the National Library, currently head of the Department for Reference and Information Services.

The year 1368 and the completion of the Johannes von Troppau Evangeliary marked the starting point of the Habsburg book collections. The magnificent manuscript is regarded as the founding stone of the Austrian National Library.