Exhibits at ArtCity will be checked against the Art Loss Register database
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ABOUT THE ART LOSS REGISTER
The Art Loss Register (ALR) is the established due diligence service for the art market. Founded in 1990, it currently holds the world’s largest private database of lost, stolen and looted art, antiques and collectibles, now listing more than 700,000 items. Items are added to this database on behalf of the victims of looting or theft, insurers, police forces and others. The database is then utilised to offer a due diligence service to clients in the art market who wish to ensure that they are buying and selling items to which no known claim will arise.
THE ALR AND MASTERART ARTCITY
The ALR is a Strategic Partner for MasterArt ArtCity, as well as 15 other international art fairs. As part of the due diligence of the ArtCity, MasterArt has engaged the ALR to check objects being offered in the ArtCity against the ALR database to provide further assurance to buyers.
In addition to these checks, visitors and exhibitors may request Art Loss Register Certificates as part of their own due diligence – as part of that research, the ALR not only checks its own database but six other databases (particularly relating to losses for the period 1933-45), and conducts some additional provenance research. These certificates can be applied for via www.artloss.com.