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Provenance Project

Following recommendations set by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) and the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD), the purpose of the Provenance Project is to determine whether any objects that entered the Museum’s collection since 1932 could have been seized or stolen by the Nazis and must consequently be restituted to their rightful owners. The works published in this section of our website have such gaps in their provenance during the period of 1933 to 1945. Such gaps in provenance are by no means evidence that these works were obtained improperly, however, and as new information comes to light these records are updated. We publish this list to open our inquiry further and we welcome any information on the provenance of works in our collection.