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  • Claims for artwork should be forwarded to foreign governments directly.
  • The Commission for Looted Art in Europe assists families and individuals in recovering looted art.
  • A bibliography with information on looted art may be accessed on the website of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
  • The U.S. Government supports the "Washington Principles" on Looted Art.
  • The National Archives' International Research Portal is a collaboration of national and other archival institutions with records that pertain to Nazi-Era cultural property.
  • The Office of the Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues congratulates the National Archives and Records Administration, the Association of Art Museum Directors, and the American Alliance of Museums on co-hosting a successful provenance research workshop on November 3. This initiative strengthened art restitution resources, welcoming both museum professionals and independent analysts to exchange best practices and improve provenance research skills. For more information, see:


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