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In the Art Database of the National Fund, you can find information on art and cultural objects presently located in museums and collections of the Republic of Austria or of the City of Vienna, which may have been, according to latest provenance research, seized under the National Socialist regime. Their publication in this database takes place in co-operation with the Federal museums and collections concerned and with other Austrian institutions conducting provenance research and aims to determine whether there is a possibility of restituting these objects.
Here you can find further information on art restitution and provenance research in Austria.
The National Fund is legally entitled to make use of those art objects handed over to the Fund which cannot be returned.