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Provenance Research Manual

The “Provenance Research Manual to Identify Cultural Property Seized Due to Persecution during the National Socialist Era” serves as a practice-oriented toolbox for employees of museums, libraries and archives, for the art and antiquarian book trade and for private collections. If you have any doubts about the provenance of cultural assets in your own holdings – whether paintings, sculptures, books, coins, porcelain, graphics or silverware – you will find the necessary tools in the guide: practical tips, case studies as well as all important addresses, sources and Internet access.

The guide is a joint project developed with the Arbeitskreis Provenienzforschung e. V. (Provenance Research Association), Arbeitskreis Provenienzforschung und Restitution – Bibliotheken (Provenance Research and Restitution Association of Libraries); the Deutscher Museumsbund e. V. (German Museums Association) representing the interests of museums; and its counterpart, the Deutsche Bibliotheksverband e. V. (German Library Association); and ICOM Germany e. V., the German chapter of the International Council of Museums. The authors of the volume have played a decisive role in the scientific, methodological and practical development of the field in recent years and contribute their profound practical experience.

Provenance Research Manual (PDF, 2 MB)

Provenance Research Manual Annex (PDF, 326 KB)