Neue Galerie New York is actively researching the provenance histories of its holdings and making this information available to the public. The museum engages in this research using guidelines established by the American Association of Museums regarding the unlawful appropriation of objects. Research on individual works with incomplete provenance is ongoing, with current information posted under each object’s listing on this website’s collection pages; updates will be posted there as they become available.
In addition to this, the museum regularly publishes provenance information about works of art in its collection in a number of its exhibition catalogues. In the past, these have included New Worlds: German and Austrian Art, 1890-1949, Oskar Kokoschka: Early Portraits from Vienna and Berlin, 1909-1914, Egon Schiele: The Ronald S. Lauder and Serge Sabarsky Collections, and Gustav Klimt: The Ronald S. Lauder and Serge Sabarsky Collections.
Neue Galerie New York shares in the commitment of the museum community to assisting with the discovery and return of unlawfully appropriated objects. There are a number of online resources listed below that can provide further information on provenance research and restitution issues.
American Association of Museums
The Art Loss Register
The Documentation Project
International Foundation for Art Research
Lost Art Internet Database
Museum Security Network – WWII Related Resources
Nazi-Era Provenance Internet Portal
If you have information on or questions about any of the objects in the Neue Galerie's collection, please send an e-mail to [email protected] or write to:
ATTN: Provenance Research
Neue Galerie New York
1048 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028