Carla Shapreau is the new curator of the Salz Collection of Stringed Instruments. She brings to this position a background of violin making, restoration, and service as a Board member and advisor to the non-profit American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers and the Violin Society of America.
Co-author of Violin Fraud — Deception, Forgery, Theft and Lawsuits in England and America, Oxford University Press, Carla Shapreau has written and lectured broadly on topics pertaining to instruments of the violin family and other music-related issues, most recently: “The Plunder and Restitution of Vg: the Nazi Era and its Aftermath, 1940–9,” The Ferrell-Vogüé Machaut Manuscript, Oxford: DIAMM Publications, 2014; “The Austrian Copyright Society and Blacklisting During the Nazi Era,” the OREL Foundation, 2014; “Mastery of the Past,” Symposium: The Vienna Philharmonic 100 Years After the Outbreak of the First World War, Cal Performances, University of California, Berkeley, 2014; “The Loss of French Musical Property During World War II, Post-War Repatriations, Restitutions, and 21st Century Ramifications,” France Berkeley Fund Report, 2013; “The Theft of Culture, Persecution, and the Identity of Wanda Landowska,” The Musical Worlds of Polish Jews, 1920–1960, Identity, Politics, and Culture, Arizona State University, 2013; “A Nazi Violin Still Keeps Its Secrets,” New York Times, September 23, 2012.
In addition, Carla Shapreau is a Lecturer in the School of Law, where she teaches a course on art and cultural property law, including topics pertaining to collection management. She is also a Senior Fellow in the Institute of European Studies, where she is conducting cultural property research in the field of music.