Expertise

Expertise

Origins Unknown Agency has gained much knowledge since the establishment on Nazi-looted art. This knowledge is applied in the field of research and guidance to those interested. Retrieval or identifying stolen or looted cultural goods is not easy. Not every work of art that has fallen during World War II as a result of coercion from the possession of the original owner has subsequently ended up in Germany. Part of the stolen cultural property was auctioned or sold in the Netherlands and sometimes sold many times over the years without the buyers being aware of the origin of the artwork. The objects that have ended up in Germany were party lost due to acts of war, such as bombing and looting. After the war, the art that had been found however, was recovered from Germany. The current NK collection includes the recovered art which is still managed by the Dutch State. If you have a good description of the works that were in the possession of your family, this facilitates the search. To the extent that this information is to identify, Origins Uknown Agency may be able to assist in the tracing of information about your family and lost artworks in the available archives and documentation.

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