Are American Museums Serious About Ownership Of Their Art?

Not according to a new report. “The survey found 140,000 objects that ‘need provenance research,’ far more than the 18,000 objects posted on the Nazi-Era Provenance Internet Portal maintained by the museum association. Most of the museums actively conducting provenance research have completed work on less than half the relevant items in their collections, only about 33% of the museums have a separate budget for the purpose and only about 10% have employed a full-time researcher, the survey says.”