- Commercial databases of stolen cultural property
- Non-commercial databases of stolen cultural property
- Spectrum procedures relevant to provenance
Cultural heritage organisations have a duty to acquire objects honestly and responsibly, and meet all current ethical and legal standards. In the UK Accredited museums and galleries must have procedures in place to ensure that key collections information, including provenance where possible, is recorded and maintained to Spectrum standards. This includes having a plan to research and document any parts of their collections that lack such information. In the UK there is a current emphasis on the provenance of objects which may have been looted (‘spoliated’) by the Nazis in the period 1933 – 1945.