From 1933 onwards, actions by the Nazi regime led to many people being forced to relinquish possession of works of art. The Dutch Expert Centre Restitution conducts research on issues connected with the looting of art and restitution.

Read more about the background of the Expert Centre Restitution

The Expert Centre Restitution carries out fact-finding investigations in the context of claims and scientific research in the area of looting and restitution.

The Centre is the information point for questions from stakeholders and other people interested in looting and restitution.

On the website ‘Origins Unknown’, you can find details of individual artworks from the NK Collection – the collection of recovered works that is currently managed by the Dutch State. The site also has information on some of the objects that have never been recovered by the Netherlands Art Property Foundation.