Launched on 2 February 2011 by the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. The site provides no provenance information though it includes works both privately and publicly owned and claimed.
The website states:
"Since 1992, the Polish Ministry of Culture has been collecting data on losses suffered by Poland during the Second World War. In the years 1939-1945 Poland lost around 70% of its cultural heritage. Private, public and church collections were plundered and destroyed in an unprecedented way. Among the looted works of art are paintings of such masters as Rafael, Carracci, Breughel, van Dyck, Rubens, or Guardi.
Publishing of images of the lost objects significantly increases the chance of finding them and returning to their rightful owners."
To visite the site, click here.
Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (Ministerstwo Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego)
Krakowskie Przedmieście 15/17