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Provenance Research in American Institutions


Jane C. Milosch, Lynn H. Nicholas and Megan M. Fontanella (guest editors)


August 2014


The table of contents of the special issue is as below. To obtain a copy of the Journal, call 1.800.273.2223 or send an email to: with “Issue 10.03” in the subject line. To read the table of contents as published, click here.

Table of Contents

From the Editor - Juilee Decker

Foreword - Megan M. Fontanella

Introduction - Lynn H. Nicholas

Resources and Initiatives

Provenance: Not the Problem (The Solution)
Smithsonian Provenance Research Initiative
Jane C. Milosch

Princes, Dukes, and Counts
Pedigrees and Problems in the Kress Collection
Nancy H. Yeide

The “German Sales 1930–1945” Database Project
Christian Huemer

“Everyone Brings a Piece to the Puzzle”
Conversations with Elaine Rosenberg and Re!ections on
Provenance Research among the Paul Rosenberg Archives
Laurie A. Stein

Case Studies

Navigating the Gray Area
Pechstein’s Girl Combing Her Hair, the Littman Collection,
and the Limits of Evidence

Catherine Herbert

Researching the Wertheim Collection at the Harvard Art Museums
Elizabeth M. Rudy

One Painting Concealed Behind Another
Picasso’s La Douleur (1903) and Guitar, Gas-Jet, and Bottle (1913)
Christel Hollevoet-Force

The Eugene Garbáty Collection of European Art
Victoria Reed

“In Love at First Sight Completely, Hopelessly, and Forever with Chinese Art”
The Eugene and Agnes Meyer Collection of Chinese Art at the Freer Gallery of Art
Dorota Chudzicka

Points of View

Provenance Research and Unprovenanced Cultural Property
Gary Vikan

Nazi-Era Claims and Art Museums 
The American Perspective
Stephen W. Clark

Author Biographies

Compiled by Manon Gaudet


Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals, Volume 10, Number 3, Summer 2014

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