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The following books describe methods of provenance research for objects of various kinds, especially fine art objects and books.
Pearson, David. Provenance Research in Book History: A Handbook. London: The British Library, 1994.
Vitalizing Memory: International Perspectives on Provenance Research. Washington, DC: American Association of Museums, 2005.
Yeide, Nancy H. The AAM Guide to Provenance Research. Washington, DC.: American Association of Museums, 2001.
Locate other titles in the Met libraries by doing a KEYWORD search in the library catalog for any of the following subject terms. Enclose phrases in quotation marks. (Example: “art thefts”)
•War and art
•Art treasures in war
•World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war
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