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


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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The Central Registry of Information of Looted Cultural Property 1933-1945 at 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

Czech Republic: Czech Documentation Centre for Property Transfers of the Cultural Assets of WW II Victims 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: Germany: Federal Office of Adminstration Bundesverwaltungsamt (BVA)

Germany: Hitler's Linz Collection

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

Germany: Looted Cultural Assets (a joint project of six German libraries listing 53,500 looted books)


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: UK Museums' provenance research

USA: Wiesbaden Central Collecting Point Property Cards

USA: US Museums Nazi-Era Provenance Internet Portal

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Art Gallery of New South Wales

National Gallery of Australia

National Gallery of Victoria

Queensland Art Gallery



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)


Art Gallery of Ontario

Beaverbrook Art Gallery

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

National Gallery of Canada

Vancouver Art Gallery


Ateneum Art Museum

National Museum of Finland

Sinebrychoff Art Museum

Sinebrychoff Old Masters catalogue


Musée du Louvre, Paris: 30,000 objects online with images, all are works on display


Bavarian State Paintings Collections (Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen) Munichi  25,000 works online

Berlin State Museums
(Staatliche Museen zu Berlin): 180,000 works online with images

Berlin State Museums: Ancient Bronzes in Berlin: 8,200 objects online acquired by 1945  

Dresden State Collections (Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden) artworrks online: only published are those with 'cleared' provenances 

Hamburger Kunsthalle Database of some works in their collection with images

Kulturelles Erbe Köln: Database of works in all Cologne museums and public collections with details of the provenances researched so far.

Kunsthalle Bremen: Database of all works in their collection acquired before 2014 with images

Kunsthalle Karlsruhe: Database of 5,500 objects in their collection with images, constantly being added to it

Kunsthalle Kiel: 301-page searchable dossier with full results of provenance research into 85 paintings and 9 sculptures

Municipal Library Nuremberg (Stadtbibliothek Nürnberg)

University Library Marburg (Universitätsbibliothek Marburg)

State Museum Schwerin (Staatliches Museum Schwerin): 18-page searchable list of works with unknown provenance which entered their collection between 1933 and 1945, 61-page searchable list of works with unknown provenance which entered their collection after 1945



Hunt Museum Limerick   Collections Search

National Gallery of Ireland


Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam: 604,000 works online, all with images 


Henie Onstad Kunstsenter (HOK)


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


Prado Museum, Madrid: 3,500 works online with images


ArtUK 200,000 oil paintings, watercolours and works on paper, in UK public and private collections

British Museum: 4 million works online, 1 million with one or more images

V&A Museum, London: 1.2 million works online, 675,000 with images


Art Institute of Chicago (provenance research)

Art Institute of Chicago collection database

Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University (provenance research)

Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, collection database

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 

Indianapolis Museum of Art (provenance research)

Indianopolis Museum of Art collection database

Joslyn Art Museum

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York  (provenance research)

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York: 447,000 works online 307,000 with images

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Museum of Modern Art, New York

National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

Philadelphia Museum of Art

St Louis Art Museum

Seattle Art Museum

Smithsonian (provenance research)

Smithsonian: 10 million works online, 1.6 million with images

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

Toledo Museum of Art

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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


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

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.

International Resources

International Research Portal for Records Related to Nazi-era Cultural Property  -

The Portal links researchers to archival materials at 22 participating institutions in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, the Ukraine and the USA 

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)

Austria: Findbuch for Victims of National Socialism - pre and post-war expropriation and restitution records on thousands of Austrians persecuted by the Nazis

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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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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