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Provenance Websites

For further research on World War II / Nazi-era cultural property, explore additional museum and institution provenance Web sites with information pertaining to paintings, sculptures, and Judaica.
(Updated March 2010)

Museum Provenance Websites

AAM 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).

new browser window http://www.nepip.org/

Art Institute of Chicago

new browser window http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/provenance

Boston Museum of Fine Art

new browser window http://www.mfa.org/master/sub.asp?key=41&subkey=342

Cleveland Museum of Art

new browser window http://www.clemusart.com/research/provenance.aspx

The Detroit Institute of Arts

new browser window http://www.dia.org/the_collection/provenance_information/index.asp

J. Paul Getty Museum

new browser window http://www.getty.edu/museum/research/provenance/

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

new browser window http://www.lacma.org/art/ProvIntro.aspx

Metropolitan Museum of Art

new browser window http://www.metmuseum.org/Works_of_Art/provenance/

Museum of Modern Art

new browser window http://www.moma.org/explore/collection/provenance/

National Gallery of Art

new browser window http://www.nga.gov/collection/provfeat.shtm

Philadelphia Museum of Art

new browser window http://www.philamuseum.org/collections/98-108.html

Princeton University Art Museum

new browser window http://artmuseum.princeton.edu/art/provenance/

Saint Louis Art Museum

new browser window http://www.slam.org/

Seattle Art museum

new browser window http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/collection/holocaustProvenance.asp

British National Museums
Progress report and a searchable database of paintings in UK collections with uncertain provenance between 1933-1945.

new browser window http://www.nationalmuseums.org.uk/what-we-do/contributing-sector/spoliation/
new browser window http://www.culturalpropertyadvice.gov.uk/spoliation_reports

Joconde: Catalogue of the Museums of France
(Joconde: Catalogue des Collections des Musées de France)

new browser window http://www.culture.gouv.fr/documentation/joconde/fr/pres.htm

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.

new browser window http://www.culture.gouv.fr/documentation/mnr/pres.htm

National Gallery of Australia

new browser window http://nga.gov.au/International/Catalogue/Default.cfm?MnuID=2&GalID=4

National Gallery of Canada

new browser window http://cybermuse.gallery.ca/cybermuse/enthusiast/provenance/index_e.jsp

Art Gallery of Ontario

new browser window http://www.ago.net/provenance-research-project

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