The following pages provide some insight into The Art Loss Register's history and how our work is important in raising global awareness of art theft and our efforts to counter it.
The ALR is the world’s largest private database of lost and stolen art, antiques and collectables. Its range of services includes item registration, search and recovery services to collectors, the art trade, insurers and worldwide law enforcement agencies. Learn more
The origin of the ALR was The International Foundation for Art Research (IFAR), a not-for-profit organisation based in New York. In an attempt to deter international art theft, IFAR established an art theft archive in 1976 and began publishing the “Stolen Art Alert”. Learn more
The ALR have contributed to a number of books on the subject of art theft and missing art pieces. Learn more
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