Provenance research for looted works of art 

The Provenance Research department, headed by Eléonore Delabre, specializes in researching and returning works to Jewish families looted during World War II. Steadfast in its belief that this mission must be undertaken by combining complementary and specialized expertise, ADD Associés' Provenance Research department draws on its broad knowledge base in genealogy, law, world and art history.

We are committed to supporting, with ethics and integrity, the heirs of families who were victims of looting due to the anti-Semitic legislation of the Vichy government or perpetuated by the Nazi occupiers. This specialization is particularly dear to our hearts because it's a way for us to contribute to the duty of remembrance. 

Who can call on our services?   

  • Individual victims of looting 
  • Institutions 

Our expertise 

  • Tracing heirs and beneficiaries    
  • Identifying the collection    
  • Researching looted works and their whereabouts    
  • Conducting compensation and restitution procedures with institutions, museums, and auction houses.  

Some examples of looted works we returned 

Eleonore Delbre DD Associes

Eléonore Delabre’s expertise

After studying art history and archeology, obtaining an undergraduate degree at the Ecole du Louvre and a Master 1 at the Sorbonne in Patrimony and Museums, Éléonore Delabre specialized in the research of works looted during World War II. 

Since 2020, Eléonore Delabre has headed the Provenance Research department at ADD Associés.  

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