Looted Art

The Commission for Looted Art in Europe (ECLA) is the non profit-making expert representative body in Europe helping families, communities and institutions worldwide with research, identification and recovery of looted cultural property.

The Central Registry of Information on Looted Cultural Property 1933-1945 is a comprehensive website containing information, research, and listings of thousands of items of looted, missing and found property, from over 40 countries. The Central Registry maintains a universal list of claims, and claimants can register all their missing objects and be provided with regular information updates.

The Commission can be contacted at:

76 Gloucester Place
London W1U 4HJ
Tel: 020 7487 3401
Fax: 020 7487 4211

Co-chair: Anne Webber

Email: annewebber@lootedartcommission.com
Website: www.lootedartcommission.com

Details about the Central Registry are available from Anne Webber, its Director, at the above address or via the Internet at:

Email: info@lootedart.com
Website: www.lootedart.com

Launched in November 2006, the Austrian National Fund operates an art database offering help and guidance to potential claimants seeking the restitution of lost art. The website is www.artrestitution.at 

Enquiries and information about art or valuable pieces looted, confiscated or stolen during the Second World War can also be addressed to:

The Art Loss Register
63-66 Hatton Garden 
London EC1N 8LE 
Telephone 020 7235 3393
Fax 020 7235 1652
The contact for art claims is Friederike Schwelle.

Email: artloss@artloss.com
Website: www.artloss.com