Nancy H. Yeide

Nancy H. Yeide holds a Master of Arts from the American University and was head of the Department of Curatorial Records at the National Gallery of Art from 1990 until her retirement in 2017. During her tenure she was responsible for World War II era provenance research on the National Gallery of Art’s collection, and has spoken and written widely on the subject. In 2001 she co-authored the American Association of Museums’ Guide to Provenance Research, widely considered the standard reference on the topic. She was a member of the US delegation to the 2000 Vilnius Forum and the 2009 Prague Conference on Holocaust Era Assets. In cooperation with the National Archives and the Association of Art Museum Directors, she designed and instructed multiple World War II provenance research training workshops. She has conducted research in archives worldwide on the art collection of Reichsmarschall Hermann Goering, culminating in the 2009 catalogue raisonné of Goering’s collection, Beyond the Dreams of Avarice appeared in 2009. She also appeared in the documentary film, The Rape of Europa, discussing Goering’s collection.

Nancy H. Yeide