For the protection and preservation of the world's cultural heritage through the use of technology.


We are a non-profit organization headquartered in the United States of America providing a universal, digital and searchable archive for works of art and cultural property.

With an important, yet vast amount of institutions and organizations out there collecting and recording information about at-risk, stolen, looted and destroyed works of art and cultural property, Artive set out to combine forces and provide a central database for professionals and the general public to make the wider art market a safer place and preserve our cultural heritage for present and future generations

This is more than “about us”, this is your story as well and we believe that our cultural heritage can only be saved if we unite our responsibilities and actions, exchange information and raise awareness together. See how you can be part of our mission!


Cultural and natural heritage are the legacy from our past. They serve as a reminder of humankind’s many accomplishments. Our heritage is what identifies and inspires us today, and what we hope to give as an inheritance to future generations.

Our mission is to help protect the world’s cultural heritage – looted and illicitly transferred, stolen, missing and otherwise claimed – by recording and indexing data for posterity and preservation through the use of technology.

We believe in the power of community and hope to join forces with cultural institutions, governmental agencies, collectors, dealers and insurers on our way to identify, return, protect and preserve our cultural heritage. Together, we plan to manage the world’s most comprehensive and technologically advanced public database.


Artive manages the world’s most technologically advanced database with integrated image recognition and over 500 fields of searchable data. Documentation is crucial; with its capability and capacity to record not only images but also all types of other relevant file types, the database is also used as a secure, off-site archive.

We are driven by the collection of data for the good of mankind and believe it should be made available, in a safe capacity, to the general public, professionals and the trade for the protection of looted or illicit objects and the integrity of the international art market.

Help Artive become the central, impartial and digital due diligence tool and platform by registering claimed works of art, collectibles and cultural property and searching Artive’s database prior to any acquisition, sale or transport of an object.



Artive provides an easy way to register and search objects against the database for any third party interests or claims. Registering and searching greatly increase the chance of identification and recovery of claimed objects. It can also protect the original owner’s interest in the event of loss or attempted sale and helps prevent the circulation of illicit cultural property on the legitimate art market.



Artive registers any uniquely identifiable work of art, collectible or cultural property. We believe that it is important to offer victims of crime the best possible chance of locating and recovering their property. That is why registering your losses with Artive is free.

Our database has also been developed to identify and address current risks in the art market. This means issues such as likely fakes and forgeries or archaeological sites threatened by illegal excavation can be registered as a contingency ahead of their appearance on the market.



Due diligence in the art market is a necessary part of any transaction, loan or acquisition.

We work with law enforcement agencies, private collectors, insurance companies, governments, financial and cultural institutions to source extensive loss records and data.

We use this information to identify any issue, claim or dispute that could impact on the title or value of a work of art, antique or cultural object and provide detailed due diligence reports on any searches submitted.



Our commitment to due diligence goes beyond the standard check of a work of art or cultural property against Artive’s database and other specialist databases.

Together with our international network of research experts, we can help you start investigating and conducting more extensive research into the ownership history, title or authenticity of a work of art or cultural property.

For a confidential enquiry please get in touch with us!



We believe that Artive’s mission should be led by the cultural heritage sector and funded by independent, philanthropic capital.  

In our mission to collect records from governments, institutions and individuals, we are dependent on any support we can get. If you would like to support Artive in any way please follow the links below.


As a new, non-profit organization we are also dependent on financial support to keep our mission going and our database maintained! If you would like to support our vision with a financial contribution please use the following form.


We are continuing to expand our international network of experts and researchers. If you’d like to let us know about your research work or project and would like to be included on our list of researchers, please contact us here!


One of our main focus is to collect as many valuable records as possible. Would you like to support our mission and share your data with Artive to increase its exposure? Share your data directly here or contact us for more information!


In our goal to reach a global audience and raise awareness we are looking for individuals who share the same enthusiasm for our cause. If you would like to help and promote our activities, please get in touch with us!


Does our mission align with your vision? Do you have the data and expertise but not the technology to support your project? Please get in touch with us, we’d love to hear from you if you’d like to explore how we could join forces!


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Artive Inc. operates the award winning Artive Database, the most technologically advanced catalogue of claims and title interests in art, antiques and cultural property. For general enquiries or more information regarding our registration, search and research services, please contact us via the form below, or call us at (212) 653-8838 to speak with one of our representatives.

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For the protection and preservation of the world's cultural heritage through the use of technology.

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