Showing posts with label Digital Tools for Holocaust research. Show all posts
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Apr 30, 2022

Tracking Nazi-looted art dealers: Restitutions as data

What can we learn by analyzing the provenances of artworks which have been restituted to the heirs of Jewish art collectors persecuted by the Nazis?

Patterns. Repetition. Familiar faces. 

Those art dealers who just keep "popping up".

In this post we see what we can learn from the provenance published by auctions houses which have been authorized to sell previously looted art AFTER it has been restituted to the families.

Sep 11, 2020

DATASET: 21,584 Artworks from the Nazi Era Provenance Internet Portal_PUBLIC

Artworks published on NEPIP from participating museums (except the National Gallery of Art, published separately)

This dataset contains publicly available information originally published online by the American Alliance of Museums  which has been formatted as a CSV file for easy download and analysis with digital tools. It includes 21,584 artworks selected by American museums  because they changed hands in Europe during the Nazi era (1933-1945). It is intended to facilitate research into Holocaust-era provenance for scholars, art historians, families, and data scientists

Contents: 21,585 artworks published on the public Nazi Era Provenance Internet Portal website by 179 participating museums

Museum NameArtworks included in this dataset
Ackland Art Museum582
Allen Memorial Art Museum30
Allentown Art Museum32
Arkansas Arts Center447
Art Institute of Chicago778
Baltimore Museum of Art311
Bass Museum of Art57
Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive76
Birmingham Museum of Art16
Blanton Museum of Art-UT Austin664
Brooklyn Museum of Art196
Bureau of Jewish Education & Jewish Buffalo Archiv8
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh278
Chazen Museum of Art, U. of Wisc.-Madison11
Chrysler Museum of Art8
Cincinnati Art Museum150
Clark Art Institute59
Cleveland Museum of Art398
Columbia Museum of Art5
Columbus Museum of Art116
Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins15
Cranbrook Art Museum4
Crocker Art Museum1
Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens266
Currier Museum of Art2
Dallas Museum of Art192
Davis Museum & Cultural Center258
Denver Art Museum25
Detroit Institute of Arts373
El Paso Museum of Art92
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State42
Figge Art Museum1
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco10
Flint Institute of Arts21
Fort Wayne Museum of Art155
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art40
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery183
Frick Art and Historical Center26
Frick Collection5
Frye Art Museum22
Georgia Museum of Art41
Grand Rapids Art Museum12
Haggerty Museum of Art/Marquette U.48
Harvard University Art Museums862
Heckscher Museum of Art20
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art Cornell U5
High Museum of Art595
Hillwood Museum & Gardens181
Honolulu Academy of Arts21
Hood Museum of Art119
Huntington Library, The2
Huntington Museum of Art80
Indiana University Art Museum754
Indianapolis Museum of Art418
Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts127
J. Paul Getty Museum447
Jewish Museum, The86
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art53
Joslyn Art Museum70
Judaica Museum of The Hebrew Home at Riverdale4
Kimbell Art Museum72
Krannert Art Museum24
Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences60
Lauren Rogers Museum of Art11
Los Angeles County Museum of Art6
Lowe Art Museum, U. of Miami157
Loyola University Museum of Art3
Mariners' Museum1
Maryhill Museum of Art4
McNay Art Museum72
Mead Art Museum36
Meadows Museum Southern Methodist University11
Memorial Art Gallery of the Univ. of Rochester35
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art33
Metropolitan Museum of Art877
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington U.458
Milwaukee Art Museum91
Milwaukee Public Museum17
Minneapolis Institute of Arts71
Mint Museums, The107
Mizel Museum12
Mobile Museum of Art4
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts120
Mount Holyoke College Art Museum80
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute48
Muscarelle Museum, College of Wm & Mary10
Muscatine Art Center10
Museum of Art and Archaeology/U. of Missouri-Col.57
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design358
Museum of Fine Arts Florida State University56
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston748
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston8
Museum of Modern Art620
Muskegon Museum of Art2
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University271
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art567
Neue Galerie200
Nevada Museum of Art39
New Mexico Museum of Art36
New Orleans Museum of Art31
Newark Museum21
Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art1
North Carolina Museum of Art382
Northern Illinois University Art Museum178
Norton Museum of Art66
Oklahoma City Museum of Art26
Old Jail Art Center22
OLD TO DELETE Indiana University Art Museum165
Palm Springs Art Museum115
Palmer Museum of Art at PSU59
Philadelphia Museum of Art381
Philbrook Museum of Art797
Phillips Collection124
Phoenix Art Museum22
Portland Art Museum12
Princeton University Art Museum153
Ringling Museum of Art10
Robert Hull Fleming Museum, The2
Saint Louis Art Museum315
Salvador Dali Museum159
San Diego Museum of Art163
Sands Point Preserve1
Santa Barbara Museum of Art54
Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation1
Seattle Art Museum60
Smart Museum of Art2
Smith College Museum of Art172
Smithsonian Institution273
Snite Museum of Art73
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum289
Speed Art Museum181
Spencer Museum of Art59
Spurlock Museum90
Tacoma Art Museum61
Taft Museum of Art4
Tampa Museum of Art3
Terra Foundation for the Arts2
Toledo Museum of Art360
Tucson Museum of Art141
University Art Museum-UCSB19
University of Colorado Art Museum1
University of Iowa Museum of Art45
University of Kentucky Art Museum30
University of Michigan Museum of Art119
University of Wyoming Art Museum328
USC Fisher Gallery106
Utah Museum of Fine Arts155
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts40
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens33
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art62
Walters Art Museum, The85
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts5
Weatherspoon Art Museum42
William Benton Museum of Art17
Wolfsonian-Florida International University25
Worcester Art Museum106
Wright Museum of Art/Beloit College42
Yale University Art Gallery2
Grand Total21584*

The following museums are listed on NEPIP but had contributed no artworks at the time of publication:

Akron Art Museum
Ball State University Museum of Art
Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College
Boise Art Museum
Bowdoin College Museum of Art
Bruce Museum of Arts and Science
Dayton Art Institute
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art
Museo de Arte de Ponce
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley
Musical Instrument Museum
Nasher Sculpture Center
Neuberger Museum of Art
Polk Museum of Art
University Art Gallery University of Pittsburgh
University Gallery at Pacific Lutheran University

Date Retrieval: 
5-11 September 2020

Date Publication:  
11 September 2020

Information in the Dataset:
RetrievalDate, Source Url, Name Of Artist Maker, Nationality Of Artist Maker, Place Or Culture Of Object, Object Title, Object Type, Museum Name, Accession_Num, Description (for some artworks.

Format: CSV




The NEPIP dataset for the National Gallery of Art was published separately, and includes provenance texts as well as the NEPIP information.