As a founding member, the Central and Regional Library Berlin has played a leading role in the cooperative provenance database Looted Cultural Assets, which has been active since 2016. In addition, the staff of the department have been involved in the Arbeitskreis Provenienzforschung und Restitution – Bibliotheken since 2014 and in the Arbeitskreis Provenienzforschung e. V. since 2010.
Cooperative collaboration and the transparent communication of data, experiences and research results, taking into account applicable data protection guidelines, are the basis of successful provenance research with the aim of restitution. Our work would not be possible without the support of archives, libraries, non-governmental organizations, research institutions and their employees as well as numerous committed private individuals. We would like to express our gratitude to all our supporters. A selection is listed below.