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Spoliation of Works of Art during the Holocaust and World War II Period: Progress Report on UK Museums' Provenance Research for the Period 1933-1945

In early 2000, experts in Britain released a list of approximately 350 works of art in British museums with hazy provenances, and which may have been stolen from European Jews and others by the Nazis. Worth millions of dollars, the suspect art includes works by Picasso, Matisse, Miro, Cezanne, and many others. At the National Museum Directors' Conference Spoilation site, users can read the full text of the report, which includes information for inquirers and potential claimants, and view by gallery or museum the lists of works, "the provenance of which, following initial research, cannot with certainty be specified for the whole of the period 1933-45, and for which further provenance information is being sought." For each work, the artist, title, dimensions, provenance, the additional information being sought, and any other information available are listed.
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March 3rd, 2000
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April 7th, 2003 at 1:35pm
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April 7th, 2003 at 1:35pm
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