Collecting and Provenance Research

Databases, watchlists, catalogues
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Endangered & Stolen objects
Export, Acquisition & Due diligence
Resource type: 
Tools & Practices - Databases, watchlists, catalogues
Getty Research Institute
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The Project for the Study of Collecting and Provenance (PSCP) aligns the Getty Research Institute's collections and the expertise of its staff with the work of scholars interested in the history of collecting, provenance, and display around the world.

At the heart of its operations are the Getty Provenance Index® databases, which currently contain 1.5 million records taken from source material such as archival inventories, auction catalogs, and dealer stock books.

- Search the Getty Provenance Index® Databases

This vast collection of digital records is expanded and enriched on a regular basis. The quantity and scope of research material that is available varies by region, period, and type of document. The databases currently include the following types of records: Archival Inventories; Sales Catalogs; Dealer Stock Books; Payments to Artists; Public Collections

- See What's Covered in the Databases
- Using the Databases
- Collaborators and Partners
- Collectors Files
-  German Sales Catalogs, 1930–1945
- Sales Catalogs Files
- Events Related to the History of Collecting