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UK Museums central website to Spoliation Reports with artworks, provenances and questions (Collections Trust)



SEARCH TIP How to search on a keyword across all UK museums on the central Spoliation Report website (example: "private"): 
http://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/?s=private&institute=

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Museumurl Spoliation Reports UK Museums
Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museumshttp://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/records/aberdeen-art-gallery-and-museums/
Amgueddfa Cymruhttp://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/records/amgueddfa-cymru/
Ashmoleanhttp://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/records/ashmolean/
Barber Institute of Fine Artshttp://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/records/barber-institute-of-fine-arts/
Birmingham Museums And Art Galleryhttp://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/records/birmingham-museums-and-art-gallery/
Bowes Museumhttp://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/records/bowes-museum/
Bristol Museums & Art Galleryhttp://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/records/bristol-museums-and-art-gallery/
British Libraryhttp://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/records/british-library/
British Museumhttp://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/records/british-museum/
Courtauld Galleryhttp://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/records/courtauld-gallery/
Fitzwilliam Museumhttp://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/records/fitzwilliam-museum/
Glasgow Museumshttp://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/records/glasgow-museums/
Hull City Museums & Art Galleryhttp://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/records/hull-city-museums-and-art-gallery/
Hunterian Museum & Art Galleryhttp://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/records/hunterian-museum-and-art-gallery/
Imperial War Museumhttp://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/records/imperial-war-museum/
Ironbridge Gorge Museumhttp://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/records/ironbridge-gorge-museum/
Leicester City Museumshttp://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/records/leicester-city-museums/
Manchester City Gallerieshttp://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/records/manchester-city-galleries/
Museum of Londonhttp://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/records/museum-of-london/
Museum Of The History Of Sciencehttp://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/records/museum-of-the-history-of-science/
National Army Museumhttp://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/records/national-army-museum/
National Galleries of Scotlandhttp://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/records/national-galleries-of-scotland/
National Galleryhttp://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/records/national-gallery/
National Library of Scotlandhttp://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/records/national-library-of-scotland/
National Library of Waleshttp://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/records/national-library-of-wales/
National Maritime Museumhttp://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/records/national-maritime-museum/
National Museums & Galleries of Northern Irelandhttp://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/records/national-museums-galleries-of-northern-ireland/
National Museums Liverpoolhttp://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/records/national-museums-liverpool/
National Museums of Scotlandhttp://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/records/national-museums-of-scotland/
National Portrait Galleryhttp://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/records/national-portrait-gallery/
National Trust for Scotlandhttp://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/records/national-trust-for-scotland/
Natural History Museumhttp://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/records/natural-history-museum/
Norfolk Museums Servicehttp://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/records/norfolk-museums-service/
Northampton Museumshttp://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/records/northampton-museums/
Pitt Rivers Museumhttp://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/records/pitt-rivers-museum/
Royal Air Force Museumhttp://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/records/royal-air-force-museum/
Royal Armouries Museumhttp://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/records/royal-armouries-museum/
Science Museum Grouphttp://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/records/science-museum-group/
Sir John Soane's Museumhttp://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/records/sir-john-soanes-museum/
Southampton City Art Galleryhttp://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/records/southampton-city-art-gallery/
Tatehttp://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/records/tate/
Tyne and Wear Archives and Museumshttp://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/records/tyne-and-wear-archives-and-museums/
Victoria & Albert Museumhttp://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/records/victoria-and-albert-museum/
Wallace Collectionhttp://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/records/wallace-collection/
Whipple Museum Of The History Of Sciencehttp://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/records/whipple-museum-of-the-history-of-science/
Whitworth Art Galleryhttp://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/records/whitworth-art-gallery/
York Art Galleryhttp://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/records/york-art-gallery/
additional resources for UK museums provenance research information - London -
TATE Provenance Research Project reports  archived at http://web.archive.org/web/20090105152137/http://www.culturalpropertyadvice.gov.uk/search_spoliations/index.html?sectionDetail=2&iID=tg UK TATE Download CSV of artworks with limited metadata ( metadata for around 70,000 artworks that Tate owns or jointly owns with the National Galleries of Scotland as part of ARTIST ROOMS



The metadata here is released under the Creative Commons Public Domain CC0 licence. Please see the enclosed LICENCE file for more detail.) https://github.com/tategallery/collection/blob/master/README.md

The National Gallery of Art in London List of works with incomplete provenance from 1933–1945

https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/history/collection-history/whereabouts-of-paintings-1933-45 (archived copy here) British Museum : The following old master drawings have an incomplete or uncertain provenance for the period 1933-45 (PDF)


American Museums

AMM NEPIP - ACKLAND -AIC - ARKANSAS -BOSTON - CARNEGIE (CMOA) - CHRYSLER -CLEVELAND -DETROIT FREER SACKLER - FRED JONES (Okl) -FRICK -  GETTY  -  GUGGENHEIM - HARVARD -INDIANA U - INDIANAPOLIS - KIMBELL - LACMA - MOMA -NCMA - NELSON ATKINS NGA - NORTON SIMON-  PHILADELPHIA -  RINGLING - RISD -SLAM - THYSSEN - TOLEDO - VIRGINIA


European Museums Search Collections and Nazi-Era Provenance Projects

RIJKSMUSEUM - 


Swiss Museums Provenance Projects




American Museums WWII Era Provenance Research Project Online PDFs

 Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution (PDF dated 9/10/2013 published on internet: Archived version here)

Philadelphia Museum of Art List of Collection Works That Changed Ownership In Continental Europe, 1933-1945 - no images (Archived version here)

Tacoma Art Museum (PDF published on the internet  in 2015: Archived version here)

Toledo Museum (PDF dated 2006: Archived version here) Artwork Provenance Listings by Artist, Title, and Dates —

The Detroit Institute of Arts (original URL http://www.dia.org/art/provenancelistings.aspx, archived version here)

Joslyn Art Museum

The Guggenheim Museum, Justin K. Thannhauser Collection

Cantor Arts Center at Stanford UniversityNazi Era Provenance List 
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Cleveland Museum of Art Provenance Research Database


J Paul Getty Museum Nazi Era Provenance Gaps


Princeton University Art Museum Provenance Research



SEARCH TIPS 

Sometimes it is faster and easier to search directly from the URL, just changing the search term.

For example, searching for Provenance in the European collection at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art:   https://www.vmfa.museum/collections/search-collections/?collection=European%20Art&keyword=provenance

This returns seven items. Click on each, then on "additional information". To change the search term, replace provenance  Other sources

Kulturhistorisches Museum Rostock  - SAMMLUNG BERNHARD A. BÖHMER Bestände der von den Nationalsozialisten beschlagnahmten Kunst im Kulturhistorischen Museum Rostoc

http://www.kulturhistorisches-museum-rostock.de/fileadmin/media/pdf/Gemaelde2.pdf

http://www.kulturhistorisches-museum-rostock.de/fileadmin/media/pdf/Aquarelle2.pdf

http://www.kulturhistorisches-museum-rostock.de/fileadmin/media/pdf/Druckgrafik2.pdf

http://www.kulturhistorisches-museum-rostock.de/fileadmin/media/pdf/Zeichnungen2.pdf

http://www.kulturhistorisches-museum-rostock.de/fileadmin/media/pdf/Herkunftsmuseum_unbekannt.pdf

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