Web Resources :

Essential Website Links

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This section includes links for the following:

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

Czech Republic: Restitution Art Database

Finland: Provenance Research in Finnish Museums

France: ERR (Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg) 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

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: 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 ARTWORK AND/OR PROVENANCE INFORMATION

Australia:

Art Gallery of New South Wales: Database of all 32,567 works in their collection with images

National Gallery of Australia

National Gallery of Victoria: Database of approximately 70,000 works with images

Queensland Art Gallery: Database of some works in their collection with images


Austria:

Albertina: Database of 138,512 works in their collection with images

Austrian National Library (Österreichische Nationalbibliothek)

Belvedere: Database of some works in their collection with images

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien: Database of 14,638 works in their collection with images

Universalmuseum Joanneum Graz: Works identified from 1999-2010 in Restitutionsbericht

Lentos Kunstmuseum LinzDatabase of 13,000 works in their collection

Leopold Museum Vienna: Database of works in their collection with provenance details

MAK - Museum of Applied Arts (Österreichisches Museum für angewandte Kunst): Database of 306,386 works in their collection with images

Museum of Modern Art, Salzburg (Museum der Moderne Salzburg): Database of some works in their collection with images

Salzburg Provincial Collections (Salzburger Landessammlungen) 

State Museum of Tyrol, Innsbruck (Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum Innsbruck): Restituted works; Objects without provenance from the property of the Supreme Commander Franz Hofer; Objects without provenance acquired in the art trade 1938 to 1945

State Museum of Upper Austria, Linz (Oberösterreichisches Landesmuseum)

Vienna University Library (Universitätsbibliothek der Universität Wien)

Wien Museum: Database of some works in their collection with images; 9-page searchable list of objects acquired from the Vugesta 1940-1945; 27-page searchable list of objects acquired from the Dorotheum 1940-1945; 20-page searchable list of objects purchased from art and antique dealers; 2-page searchable list of objects from public donations; 6-page searchable list of purchases and donations by Julius Fargel 1938-1945 

 

Canada:
 

Art Gallery of Ontario: Database of 95,000 works in their collection with images

Beaverbrook Art Gallery

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts: Database of some works in their collection with images

National Gallery of Canada: Database of 79,399 works in their collection with images

Vancouver Art Gallery

 

Czech Republic:

Moravian Gallery in Brno (Moravská galerie v BrnÄ›): Database of 196,076 objects in their collection with images

National Gallery in Prague (Národní galerie v Praze): Database of 368 works in their collection with images, to be ‘broadened in the future’


Finland
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Ateneum Art Museum Helsinki: Database of some works of the largest art collection of Finland with images

Finnish National Gallery (Kansallisgalleria): Database of nearly 12,000 works in the collections of three Finnish Art Museums (Ateneum, Kiasma and Sinebrychoff Art Museum) with images

Finna: Database of some works in the collections of 57 Finnish Museums with images 

 

France:

The Louvre (Musée du Louvre): Database of 30,000 works online with images, all are works on display 

 

Germany: 

Bavarian State Paintings Collections (Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen): Database of 25,000 works online with images

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

Berlin State Museums: Ancient Bronzes in Berlin (Staatliche Museen zu Berlin: Antike Bronzen in Berlin): Database of 8,200 objects with images acquired by 1945  

Dresden State Collections (Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden): Database of 115,977 of 1,263,518 artworks of their collection with images: only published are those with 'cleared' provenances. Database of 61 works with unknown provenance 

Germanisches Nationalmuseum NürnbergDatabase of 83,151 objects in their collection with 74,624 images

Kunsthalle Hamburg: Database of some works in their collection with images

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


Ireland:

Hunt Museum Limerick: Database of some works in their collection with images

National Gallery of Ireland: Database of  11,535 works in their collection, some with images

 

Israel:

Israel Museum Jerusalem: Database of some objects in their collection with images; World War II Provenance Research Online The Stieglitz Collection: Masterpieces of Jewish Art

 

Netherlands:

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam: Database of 640,133 works in their collection with images

 

Norway:

Henie Onstad Kunstsenter (HOK): List of 18 works in their collection with unknown provenance

 

Poland:

National Museum of Warsaw (Muzeum Narodowe w Warzawie): Database of 37,745 objects in their collection with images 

 

Russia:  

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

 

Spain:

Bilbao Fine Arts Museum (Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao): Database of 2,113 works in their collection with images

Prado Museum, Madrid: Database of 3,500 works in their collection with images 

 

Switzerland:

Kunstmuseum Basel: Database of 5,000 works in their collection with images, including 380 works under provenance investigation 

 

UK:

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

British Museum: Database of 4 million works, 1 million with one or more images, 884-page searchable list of Old Master Drawings without provenance for the period 1933-1945

V&A Museum: Database of 1.2 million works in their collection with 751,366 with images
 

USA:

Art Institute of Chicago: Database of some works in their collection with images

Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University: Database of 38,000+ works in their collection with images

Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia: Database of 30,670 works in their collection with images

Cleveland Museum of Art

Detroit Institute of Arts: Database of some works in their collection with images

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

Indiana University Art Museum: Database of 25,918 works in their collection with images

Jewish Museum, New York: Database of some works in their collection with images. List of works which are included in the ‘Nazi-Era Provenance Research Project’

Joslyn Art Museum: 9-page searchable list of works with unknown provenance

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York: Database of 447,000 works in their collection with 307,000 with images

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: Database of some works in their collection with images

Museum of Modern Art, New York: Database of 68,211 of 79,309 works in their collection with images

National Gallery of Art, Washington DC: Database of 51,000 images of works in their collection

Philadelphia Museum of Art: Database of 143,380 of over 240,000 works in their collection with images

St Louis Art Museum: Database of over 4,500 of 34,000 works in their collection with images

Seattle Art Museum: Database of some works in their collection including 66 works with gaps in the provenance or unknown provenance

Smithsonian: Database of 13.5 million works online, 3.1 million with images

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art: Database of 54,448 works in their collection some with images; Database of 24 works included in the 'Provenance Project'

Toledo Museum of Art: Database of some of the 30,000works in their collection with images

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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.

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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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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