The International Foundation for Art Research (IFAR) offers impartial and authoritative information on authenticity, ownership, theft, and other artistic, legal, and ethical issues concerning art objects. IFAR serves as a bridge between the public, and the scholarly and commercial art communities. We publish the award-winning quarterly IFAR Journal; organize conferences, panels, and lectures; offer a unique Art Authentication Research Service and provenance research services; provide comprehensive Web-based resources, such as the Catalogue Raisonné Database, the Art Law & Cultural Property Database and the Provenance Guide; and serve as an information resource.

IFAR, a longtime leader in the field of provenance research, has developed the Provenance Guide as a primer on conducting such research. Significantly, it includes links to important archives, image databases, dealer and sales records, and other references, and it is made available to all free-of-charge.

We invite all people interested in the visual arts to join our organization and help support our activities.

IFAR is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational and research organization dedicated to integrity in the visual arts and is located at 500 Fifth Avenue, suite 935; New York, New York 10110