Art Loss Register

The ALR is a private database of lost and stolen art, antiques and collectables. Its range of services includes item registration, search and recovery services to collectors, the art trade, insurers and worldwide law enforcement agencies.

Artive Inc.

Artive is a non-profit organization headquartered in the United States of America providing a universal, digital and searchable archive for works of art and cultural property.

Claims Conference

The Claims Conference works to secure compensation and restitution for survivors of the Holocaust and heirs of victims. The Claims Conference administers compensation funds, recovers unclaimed Jewish property, and allocates funds to institutions that support Holocaust education and provides social welfare services to Holocaust survivors.

Commission For Looted Art in Europe

The Commission for looted art in Europe is a non-profit expert representative organization that researches, locates and recovers looted cultural property for families, communities and institutions worldwide. It also negotiates restitution policies and procedures with governments, museums, libraries and the art trade internationally.

Holocaust Claims Processing Office (HCPO)

The HCPO provides institutional assistance to individuals seeking to recover assets lost due to Nazi persecution. The HCPO carries out the necessary research and submits claims to the relevant body, facilitating dialogue between the claimant and the organization in possession of the missing asset in an attempt to negotiate its return.

International Council of Museums

The International Council of Museums is an NGO committed to promoting and developing museums and museum professionals at an international level. It has consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

International Foundation for Art Research

IFAR International Foundation for Art Research (IFAR) is a non-profit organization which was established to channel and coordinate scholarly and technical information about works of art. IFAR provides an administrative and legal framework within which experts can express their objective opinions. This data is made available to individuals, associations and government agencies.

World Jewish Restitution Organization

The World Jewish Restitution Organization was set up in the wake of the collapse of the Communist regimes in Eastern Europe and focuses on the restitution of Jewish property.

National Commissions


The Commission for Provenance Research (Kommission für Provenienzforschung)


Commission pour l’Indemnisation des Victimes de Spoliations (The Commission for the Compensation of Victims of Spoliation, CIVS)


German Advisory Commission (Contact through German Lost Art Foundation)

The Netherlands

Adviescommissie Restitutieverzoeken Cultuurgoederen en Tweede Wereldoorlog (The Advisory Committee on the Assessment of Restitution Applications for Items of Cultural Value and the Second World War)

Last update: January 18, 2018