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On the initiative of the Belgian government, a database is to be set up, to publish all the works of art that were presumably stolen during the Nazi era.108 objects  from eleven Belgian museums contain not only paintings, but also sculptures, furniture and tapestries.So far, the those museums …

  The Getty Research Institute has undertaken to collect and publish information and records on Austrian and German auction catalogues and on art trade sales during the first half of the 20th century. The purpose of the project is to provide academics, particularly provenance researchers but …

The first Provenance Research Day will take place on 10 April 2019. More than 60 cultural institutions in Germany, Great Britain, Austria, the Netherlands and Switzerland will take part in the day and, in the form of guided tours, presentations, exhibitions and other events, will provide an …

The Salzburg University Library has restituted three books that once belonged to the Jewish scholar and Chief Rabbi Moritz Güdemann (1835–1918) to the Jewish Community in Vienna. The books dated from the early 16th century and were, in part, valuable. They were identified as looted goods following …

To mark the 20th anniversary of the “Washington Principles” and the establishment of the Commission for Provenance Research, the Austrian Provenance Research Lexicon was presented on campus at the University of Vienna. It was conceived as a digital project dedicated to sharing knowledge and already …

“We’re at war and I’m right in the middle of it, so I’m going to tell you all about it…” The Technical Museum Vienna will hold an international conference on 23rd-24th October 2018 to mark 20 years since provenance research was commenced in Austria. The main focus will be on 1,200 letters that were …

On 20th and 21st September 2018 the Commission for Provenance Research will be hosting an event with the Institute of History on “digital provenance research”. It is being held to mark the 20th anniversary of the Washington Principles and the 20th anniversary of the enactment of the Austrian Art …