The stolen art listed in the Works of Art database may never be recovered, but since 2009 the public has been invited to browse through INTERPOL’s photos of the world’s most beautiful missing art. You can select to search through recent thefts, recovered art, and art that has been recovered but its owner cannot be located.
The Works of Art database is full of fascinating, inspiring work, and includes paintings, jewellery, sculptures, ceramics, icons, furniture and even firearms. Currently there are many Iraqi and Afghan items in the database. If you happen to recognize something, it’s easy to click on the page to notify the General Secretariat of INTERPOL. To search the database, click here.