Links

Links

This section includes links for the following:

  • Non-profit claimant organisations
  • Websites of looted works of art or of art with gaps in its provenance
  • Institutions with ongoing provenance research
  • Resources for claimants
  • National claims processes
  • Research resources
  • Institutional guidelines

If any of these links do not work, please let us know at info@lootedartcommission.com.


1.  NON-PROFIT CLAIMANT ORGANISATIONS


UK: Commission for Looted Art in Europe

The Commission is the sole dedicated expert international organisation in this field. Based in London, it assists claimants with advice and guidance and represents claimants from all over the world to identify, locate and recover their looted cultural property. It has been instrumental in the recovery of over 3,500 items in the last few years.

In addition to the Commission for Looted Art, the following non-profit organisation works with claimants to provide guidance, and to identify and recover looted cultural property:

USA: Holocaust Claims Processing Office

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2.  WEBSITES OF LOOTED WORKS OF ART OR OF ART WITH GAPS IN ITS PROVENANCE

The Central Registry of Information of Looted Cultural Property 1933-1945 at www.lootedart.com contains a fully searchable database with 25,000 looted artworks from over 12 countries including Austria, the Czech Republic, France, Germany and Hungary.  Country specific websites include the following:

Austria: Art Database of the Austrian National Fund

Austria: Wien Museum

Czech Republic: Restitution Art Database

Finland: Provenance Research in Finnish Museums

France: ERR Database

France: MNR Musées nationaux Récupération

France:Œuvres récupérées en Allemagne après la chute du IIIe Reich

France: Schloss Collection

Germany: Central Collecting Point Munich

Germany: Finance Ministry Bundesamt für zentrale Dienste und offene Vermögensfragen (BADV)

Germany: Hitler's Linz Collection

Germany: Hitler's Private Collection (Katalog der Privat-Gallerie Adolf Hitlers)

Germany: Lostart.de

Israel: Looted Art at the Israel Museum Jerusalem

Luxembourg: Musée Nationale d’Histoire et d’Art Luxembourg

The Netherlands: Dutch Museums Acquisitions since 1933

The Netherlands: Origins Unknown Herkomst gezocht 

Poland: Wartime Losses

Russia: Russian Federal Agency for Culture and Cinematography (Rosokhran-Kultura)

United Kingdom: Art database of the Central Registry of Information

United Kingdom: British Museum list of Old Master Drawings without provenance for the period 1933-1945

United Kingdom: Public Catalogue Foundation

United Kingdom: UK Museums' provenance research

USA: Wiesbaden Central Collecting Point Property Cards

USA: US Museums Nazi-Era Provenance Internet Portal

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3.  INSTITUTIONS WITH ONGOING PROVENANCE RESEARCH AND/OR PROVENANCE INFORMATION

Australia:

Art Gallery of New South Wales

National Gallery of Australia

National Gallery of Victoria

Queensland Art Gallery


Austria:

Albertina 

Austrian National Library (Österreichische Nationalbibliothek)

Belvedere - and growing digital database of its collection

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

Landesmuseum Joanneum

Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz  Collections Search

Leopold Museum Vienna 

MAK (Österreichisches Museum für angewandte Kunst ) Collections Search

Museum der Moderne Salzburg

Salzburg Provincial Collections (Salzburger Landessammlungen) 

Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum Innsbruck - Provenance Research and Restitution

State Museum of Upper Austria, Linz (Oberösterreichisches Landesmuseum - sammlungen - provenienzforschung)  

Vienna University Library (Universitätsbibliothek der Universität Wien)


Canada:

Art Gallery of Ontario

Beaverbrook Art Gallery

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts


National Gallery of Canada


Germany:

Hamburger Kunsthalle

Municipal Library Nuremberg (Stadtbibliothek Nürnberg)

 University Library Marburg (Universitätsbibliothek Marburg)

State Museum Schwerin (Staatliches Museum Schwerin) 


Ireland:

Hunt Museum Limerick   Collections Search

National Gallery of Ireland


Norway:


Henie Onstad Kunstsenter (HOK)



Russia:

M. I. Rudomino All-Russian State Library for Foreign Literature Vserossiiskaya Gosudarstevennaya (Biblioteka Inostrannoi Lituratura- VGBIL)


USA:

Art Institute of Chicago

Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University

Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia

Cleveland Museum of Art

Detroit Institute of Arts

Getty Provenance Index Database (works of art in British and American public collections up till 1990 by artists born before 1900)

Indiana University Art Museum 

Joslyn Art Museum

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Museum of Modern Art, New York

Philadelphia Museum of Art

St Louis Art Museum

Toledo Museum of Art

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4.  RESOURCES FOR CLAIMANTS

Austria: The Commission for Provenance Research (Kommission für Provenienzforschung)

Austria: The Holocaust Victims’ Information and Support Center (HVISC)

Czech Republic: Documentation Center of Property Transfers of World War ll Victims

France: Commission pour l’Indemnisation des Victimes de Spoliations (The Commission for the Compensation of Victims of Spoliation, CIVS)

Germany: Koordinierungsstelle für Kulturgutverluste (Coordination Office for Lost Cultural Assets)

International: International Research Portal for Records Related to Nazi-Era Cultural Property

Israel: Hashava (Company for Restitution of Holocaust Victims Assets)

United Kingdom: Central Registry of Information on Looted Cultural Property 1933-1945

United Kingdom: Central Office for Holocaust Claims

United Kingdom: Cultural Property Advice

United Kingdom: Art Loss Register

USA: Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany

USA: Commission for Art Recovery of the World Jewish Congress


5.  NATIONAL CLAIMS PROCESSES

Germany: German Advisory Commission (Contact through Koordinierungsstelle für Kulturgutverluste Coordination Office for Lost Cultural Assets)

The Netherlands: Adviescommissie Restitutieverzoeken Cultuurgoederen en Tweede Wereldoorlog (The Advisory Committee on the Assessment of Restitution Applications for Items of Cultural Value and the Second World War)

United Kingdom: Spoliation Advisory Panel

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6.  RESEARCH RESOURCES

The Central Registry provides a comprehensive online database of international research and archival resources together with an extensive news archive. Please visit www.lootedart.com.

To receive the weekly Looted Art Newsletter with the latest international news stories about Nazi-looted cultural property, details of exhibitions and conferences and developments in research resources, click here.

National Resources

Austria: Austrian State Archives (Österreichisches Staatsarchiv)

Austria: City of Vienna Archive (Wiener Stadt- und Landesarchiv)

Austria: Documentation Centre of Austrian Resistance (Dokumentationsarchivs des österreichischen Widerstandes)

Israel: Yad Vashem Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority

USA: National Archives - Holocaust Era Assets

USA: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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7.  INSTITUTIONAL GUIDELINES

United Kingdom: National Museums Statement of Principles and Proposed Actions 1998

USA: American Museum Association Guidelines Concerning the Unlawful Appropriation of Objects During the Nazi Era 1998

USA: Art Dealers Association of America Guidelines Regarding Art Looted During The Nazi Era

 

 

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