The Registry of Resolution of Claims for Nazi-Era Cultural Assets provides information on the resolution of formal claims made to AAMD member museums regarding works of art believed to have been stolen by the Nazis between 1933-1945. The information in the registry has been provided by AAMD’s members in furtherance of the Report of the AAMD Task Force on the Spoliation of Art during the Nazi/World War II Era (1933-1945). The registry lists objects restituted and settlements made since June 4, 1998, the date the report was adopted.
The purpose of this registry is to:
- provide information on claims made with respect to objects in AAMD member museum collections that have been resolved either by restitution or other resolution;
- encourage openness regarding such works nationally and internationally; and
- supplement information provided in the Nazi-Era Provenance Internet Portal, which was developed by the American Association of Museums (AAM) with the endorsement of AAMD.
For more information on works of art stolen during World War II, see AAMD’s Position Paper on "Art Museums and the Identification and Restitution of Works Stolen by the Nazis" and "Selected Issues for American Art Museums Regarding Holocaust Era Looted Art". For information on AAMD’s mission and members, please visit the main website at AAMD.org Questions regarding any object in the Registry of Resolution of Claims for Nazi-era Cultural Assets can be directed to the acquiring institution. This registry does not provide services for filing a claim. For information on this subject, see below.