“The Art Loss Register is the leading due diligence provider for the art market, and maintains the world’s largest private database of stolen art, antiques and collectables. Experts around the world use our services to check the provenance of items before they buy or handle them. Police, insurers, the trade and the public may record items that have been stolen to maximise their chances of recovery, and to record disputes or items within collections.”
See also Observer: “Every Art Collector Needs This Database. But Is it Being Manipulated by Thieves? The Art Loss Register has been utilized by museums and auctions alike for the past three decades — but it also provides a tool for art traffickers to cover their tracks.”
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