Lost Art Database creates transparency for 20 years
This very day, 20 years ago on April 10, 2000, the Lost Art Database was launched at www.lostart.de. It records search notifications and "found" object listings relating to Nazi-confiscated property and looted property submitted by German and foreign institutions and individuals. In doing so, it creates international transparency with regard to these objects. The Lost Art Database, that is operated by the German Lost Art Foundation, realizes an essential mission of the "Washington Principles" (1998) and the "Joint Declaration" (1999) and thus a key part of Germany’s ongoing binding commitment to restitution.
On the occasion of this anniversary, the Foundation published an online article in order to appreciate the database.