Provenance Research

The Gallery actively researches the provenance of all works of art in its collection.

Antiquities and Archaeological Material

Curators research provenance thoroughly prior to acquisition, making every effort to obtain reliable documentation that the object left its probable country of modern discovery prior to 1970 or was legally exported from the probable country of modern discovery after 1970. If such documentation cannot be obtained following diligent research, the Gallery will retain its right to exercise institutional responsibility to make informed and reasonable judgments about the appropriateness of acquiring works of art.

Research is ongoing and objects with unconfirmed provenance will be added to this list as they are found.

Nazi-Era Works

When considering acquisitions of works of art that were made in or before 1945 and whose known provenance suggests that they might have been in areas of Europe occupied by the Nazis between 1933 and 1945, curators research provenance thoroughly prior to acquisition, and once acquired, these objects are listed on this website. The list includes works from European collections with Nazi-era gaps.

Research is ongoing and objects with unconfirmed provenance will be added to this list as they are found.