A Guide to Provenance Research at the Archives of American Art

Released: 6/30/14

The extensive and multi-dimensional collections of the Archives of American Art, including nearly 200 gallery archives, provide some of the most fruitful resources anywhere for documenting the history of European art collecting and for American and international provenance studies. The extraordinary depth of detail found in the Archives’ holdings of dealer, art historian, artist, collector, and gallery correspondence, stock inventories, estate records, oral histories, sales ledgers, photographic images, as well as exhibition and bibliographic materials, offer remarkable opportunities for provenance research and scholarship.

This guide is the result of a project funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation to enhance access to the Archives’ World War II era provenance research collections. 

View it online: http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/projects/provenance

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