Holocaust Art Resource List
As part of the commitment of the National Jewish Museum® to the recovery of Holocaust-era cultural assets, we are pleased to offer a Holocaust Art Resource List as well as a selection of fine, decorative and sacred art from the Museum's collections. Click here to visit the virtual gallery.
While we are not able to undertake claims on behalf of individuals, prospective claimants may wish to contact the Holocaust Claims Processing Office of the New York State Banking Department (see below), which does offer such assistance. Most of the sites listed provide information, links to resources, searchable databases of artworks and museums, and ways for claimants to register losses.
Central Registry of Information on Looted Cultural Property 1933-1945
76 Gloucester Place
London W1U 6HJ
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7487 3401
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7487 4211
Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference)
New York, NY 10018
This site publishes a variety of useful information, links to other organizations, and a form for registering a loss.
Holocaust Claims Processing Office of the New York State Banking Department
2 Rector Street
New York, NY 10004
Telephone: 800-695-3318, direct line: 212-618-6983
This office will research art claims, and assist claimants in submitting secure documentation, to establish ownership of any property located. It provides help to any claimant regardless of residence.
The Lost Art Internet Database
Dr. Michael Franz
Telephone: +49 0 391 567 3891
Fax: +49 0 391 567 3899
A project of the Federal Government of Germany and its federal states, this site is written in German, English, and Russian. Losses may be registered and the database searched. "We also publish reports by private persons or institutions about objects that have been found in their possession and are estimated to be Nazi loot or surely are."
Musées Nationaux Recuperation (MNR)
Web site: http://www.culture.gouv.fr/documentation/mnr/pres.htm
The MNR site includes a searchable database listing artworks returned to France after WWII included in the collections of French museums and currently unclaimed by their owners.
National Museum Directors' Council
Victoria & Albert Museum
London SW7 5BD
Fax: 020 7 942 2162
The site contains links to British national museums publishing lists of their artworks with questionable provenances. Documents, news, and reports are also available. From the home page, click on "What we Do."
Nazi-era Provenance Internet Portal
American Association of Museums
1575 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
A designated AAM webpage includes listings of works with unknown or unclear provenances housed in the collections of U.S museums.
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC 20024
A designated webpage contains useful information about art recovery including mailing addresses and links to other sites.
Simon Wiesenthal Center
A designated page on this site lists news and updates about art recovery projects and activities worldwide.
Office in Gloucestershire, U.K.
The largest global online database of lost, stolen, and seized property.
The Getty Provenance Index Databases
Includes: Guide to Holocaust-era Research Resources
Commission for Art Recovery
Copious web site listings and other information