A number of government agencies, nonprofit organizations, academic institutions
and museums offer online resources to assist people seeking lost art,
and people researching Nazi-era provenance issues.
RESOURCES FOR PEOPLE SEEKING LOST ART
Holocaust Claims Processing Office, New York State Banking Department
The Holocaust Claims Processing Office of the New York State Banking Department
helps individuals of all backgrounds obtain just resolution for the theft
of property during the Holocaust. The Holocaust Claims Processing Office
charges no fee to file claims, nor is its service contingent upon a percentage
of claimants' restitution awards.
RESOURCES FOR PROVENANCE RESEARCHERS
National Archives and Records Administration, Holocaust-era Assets
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)'s Holocaust-era
assets website includes finding aids to key record groups, online access
to selected records, information on ordering records on microfilm or reading
records in person at NARA's College Park, MD facility.
Getty Research Institute, Provenance Index Databases
The Provenance Index Databases contain indexed transcriptions of archival
documents, sale catalogs, and museum provenance files from all over the
world that serve as primary source material for establishing history of
ICOM Spoliation of Jewish Cultural Property Web page
The UNESCO-International Council of Museums (ICOM) Information Centre
put together a file of resources including links to national and international
directives for museums concerning the identification and return of looted
or stolen Jewish property, and national and international databases of
objects which were looted or have disappeared.
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
The Holocaust Memorial Museum provides researchers with information about the collections, scholarly presentations, publications and information about the Holocaust, genocide and antisemitism..