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Lost Art Databases

Visit these Web sites to search other online databases of lost and stolen art. The American Association of Museums Nazi-Era Provenance Portal is a central repository for museums in the United States. The Central Registry of Information on Looted Cultural Property 1933-1945 is a main access point to information on European collections.
(Updated March 2010)

General Databases and Resources

Central Registry of Information on Looted Cultural Property 1933-1945
Contains recent news, publications and upcoming events, as well as a searchable Database of over 25,000 looted objects.

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The Art Loss Register on the Internet: Helping the Victims of Art Theft
Private database of lost and stolen art, antiques and collectables. Its range of services includes item registration, search and recovery services to collectors, the art trade, insurers and worldwide law enforcement agencies.

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AAM (American Alliance of Museums) Nazi-Era Provenance Internet Portal Project
Provides a searchable registry of objects in U.S. museum collections that changed hands in Continental Europe during the Nazi era (1933-1945).

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Databases and Resources Arranged by Country


Art Database of the National Fund (Austria)
Provides information on art and cultural objects located today in museums and collections of the Republic of Austria or of the City of Vienna, which might have been, according to latest provenance research, seized under the National Socialist regime.
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Commission for Provenance Research (Austria)
Founded in 1998, provides online access to all restitution reports covering the time period between 1998 and 2008 as well as to some decisions made by the Restitution Committee.
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Restitution-Art (Czech Republic)
Ministry of Culture database of works of art looted from victims of the Holocaust.
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Catalogue of the MNR (Musées Nationaux Récupération) (France)
The French government lists works of art retrieved from Germany following World War II but never claimed by their legitimate owners. Since 1949, these works have been administered under the direction of the Musées de France.
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Schloss Collection - List of the Non-restituted Works of Art from the Adolphe Schloss Collection
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Munich Central Collecting Point Database (DHM: Datenbank zum Central Collecting Point München)
The German Historical Museum (Deutsches Historisches Museum, DHM) has created a database for the Munich Central Collecting Point cards and photographs.
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Database on the Sonderauftrag Linz (Special Commission: Linz)
Created by the German Historical Museum (Deutsches Historisches Museum, DHM), this database contains paintings, sculptures, furniture, porcelain, and tapestries that Adolf Hitler and his agents purchased or appropriated from confiscated property between the end of the 1930s and 1945, primarily for a museum planned for Linz, but also for other collections.
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Lost Art Internet Database (Germany)
The Lost Art Database is organized by the Koordinierungsstelle für Kulturgutverluste, Germany's central office for the documentation of lost cultural property and lists more than 2,200 unclaimed works of art still in its possession, as well as works of art still missing from public institutions and private individuals in Germany.
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Federal Office for Central Services and Unresolved Property Issues (BADV) [Bundesamt für zentrale Dienste und offene Vermögensfragen (BADV)]
Database contains the remainder of Stock CCP (Restbestand Central Collecting Point), which consists of paintings and other artworks collected for the Hitler-Museum in Linz, or part of Hermann Göring's collection.
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Art in Former East Germany
Unresolved claims filed by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, Inc. (Claims Conference) with the German restitution authorities regarding the Former East Germany.
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Origins Unknown (Herkomst gezocht) - Art and the Second World War (Netherlands)
The Nederlands Kunstbezit Collection (NK Collection) comprises approximately 4,000 art objects and consists of paintings (approx. 1,600), drawings, prints, ceramics, silverware, furniture, carpets and other special objects. This collection is what remains of the artwork recuperated from Germany after World War II and is managed by the State.
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Netherlands Advisory Committee on the Assessment of Restitution Applications
For items of Cultural Value and the Second World War.
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Wartime Losses (Poland) - Ministry of Culture and National Heritage Catalogue
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Cultural Valuables - Victims of War (Russia)
Information concerning cultural valuables affected by World War II. The Web site is in Russian.
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