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THE MONUMENTS MEN: ANTHROPOLOGICAL HEROES, NAZI THIEVES, AND THE GREATEST TREASURE HUNT IN HISTORY

03/28/2019 - 19:30
03/28/2019 - 21:00
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The Monuments Men were a special force of American and British museum directors, curators, art historians, and others during WWII. They risked their lives scouring Europe to prevent the destruction of thousands of years of culture. Robert Edsel's lecture chronicles their race against time behind enemy lines.

Robert Edsel began his career in the oil and gas exploration business. In 1996 he moved to Europe to pursue his interests in the arts. Settling in Florence seeing some of the great works, he wondered how all of the monuments and art treasures survived the devastation of World War II. During the ensuing years, he devoted himself to finding the answer. In the process, he commissioned major research that has resulted in the best-selling The Monuments Men. Robert also coproduced the award-winning documentary film The Rape of Europa, and wrote Rescuing Da Vinci, a photographic history of an art heist of epic proportions and the Allied rescue effort.

Edsel is also the founder and president of the Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art, a recipient of the National Humanities Medal, and a trustee at the National WWII Museum. After living in Florence for five years, he now resides in Dallas, Texas.

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