Stolen art, art forgery

Stolen art, art theft, fake art; a list of websites

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  1. Nazi era stolen art


The Art Crime Blog

Art Loss Register
The world’s largest private international database of lost and stolen art, antiques and collectibles.

Art Theft
The world’s most wanted art. International listings of stolen art.

Association for Research into Crimes against Art (ARCA)


Comando Carabinieri per la Tutela del Patrimonio Cultural

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Art Theft Program


Geneva Freeport, Wikipedia entry.

Freeports for the Art World. Wealth Management

How Freeports Operate on the Margins of the Global Art Market. Artsy

One of the World’s Greatest Art Collections Hides Behind This Fence . NY Times


The Guardian Museum of Lost Art

IFAR (International Foundation for Art Research)
IFAR is an educational and research organization dedicated to integrity in the visual arts. IFAR is concerned with matters of legal and ethical matters surrounding ownership of art objects including authenticity, provenance, theft, looting and more. Has two important research databases on its website: the Art Law/Cultural Property Initiative (ALWI) and Catalogue Raisonne Database.


Looting Question Bibliography
Web and literary resources on the archaeological politics of private collecting, commercial treasure hunting, looting, and archaeology.

The Illicit Antiquities Research Centre, University of Cambridge

International Foundation for Art Research (IFAR).
a not-for-profit educational and research organization dedicated to integrity in thevisual arts.

Interpol index of stolen art.

Looted art. Commission for Looted Art in Europe (ECLA)
is the expert representative body in Europe dealing with all matters relating to Nazi looted art and other cultural property.

Monuments Men Foundation
The Monuments Men Foundation honors the legacy of the men and women who served in the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives section, known as the “Monuments Men,” and their unprecedented and heroic work protecting and safeguarding civilization’s most important artistic and cultural treasures from armed conflict during World War II.

Nazi era stolen art *

Cultural Plunder by the Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg: Database of Art Objects at the Jeu de Paume
An online database has gone back to the original Nazi records of their plunder of Europe in an effort to return thousands of works of art to their rightful owners.
The database, a joint project between the U.S.-based Claims Conference and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, has records of more than 20,000 artworks taken from Jewish owners, museums and libraries across Europe.

Nazi-Era Provenance Internet Portal
Provides a searchable registry of objects in U.S. museum collections that were created before 1946, and changed hands in Continental Europe during the Nazi era (1933-1945).

Nazi plunder, Wikipedia entry.
The central Registry of Information on Looted Cultural Property, 1933-1945.
The Information Database contains information and documentation from forty nine countries, including laws and policies, reports and publications, archival records and resources, current cases and relevant websites. The Object Database contains details of over 25,000 objects of all kinds – paintings, drawings, antiquities, Judaica, etc – looted, missing and/or identified from over fifteen countries.

Art As Evidence: The Nazi’s Cultural War

WW 2 and looted art. Museum


Museum Security Network
The Museum Security Network has been on-line since December 1996. It was founded by Ton Cremers, former head of security at Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum. The  Museum Security Network mailing list has become the main channel for the distribution ofnews and information pertaining to cultural property protection, preservation, conservation and security.

Search for the World’s Most Wanted Art
Includes information about major art theft cases, links to databases, organizations, museums, and more.

Unesco World Heritage Agency