The Art Loss Register


We provide research services prior to acquisition and exhibition. As a deterrent to theft and to avoid unauthorised sales, large private and public collections may be registered on our positive database. These items will be checked against private and public sales worldwide.

  • Searching

    Request a search of the Art Loss Register’s database to discover whether an item has been registered as missing, fake or stolen. Learn more
  • Loss Registration

    Report the theft or loss of an artwork or valuable item to the Art Loss Register for registration on the database. Learn more
  • Positive Registration

    Register items on the Art Loss Register’s pre-loss database, a vital component in cracking down on art crime. Learn more
  • Searching Subscription

    We can provide searching subscriptions at special rates for organisations that want to perform more than 25 searches a year. Learn more
  • Provenance Research

    The ALR is available for specialist World War II-era and other provenance research into the ownership history of a work of art. Learn more
  • Troubleshooting

    View frequently asked questions and common solutions to problems with using this website. Learn more

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