Website of the German Lost Art Foundation

Guidelines (“Handreichung”)

The German Federal Government, the Länder (Federal States) and the National Associations of Local Authorities have published guidelines for the implementation of the Washington Principles and the Common Statement. These offer legally non-binding guidance for independent provenance research on Nazi-looted cultural assets in public as well as private museums, collections, libraries and archive. The publication is aimed at those who deal with the handling of cultural assets, and practitioners of provenance research. Those with a general interest in the field of cultural assets seized by the National Socialists will find an overview of the subject and further information.

Guidelines (PDF, 2 MB)