Monuments Men

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Just another day in the mines for the Monuments Men – archivist and co-curator of our Monuments Men exhibit Rihoko Ueno answers all your burning questions about the mines where the Nazis stored their looted art in this blog post.

Still have questions? On Tuesday, March 11, at 2:30 p.m. ET we will be hosting a Twitter chat about real stories of the Monuments Men. Curators Barbara Aikens and Rihoko Ueno (@ArchivesAmerArt) will be available to answer your questions about the men and women who worked to protect Europe’s cultural heritage during World War II. Our co–hosts are the National Gallery of Art (@ngadc), the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (@HolocaustMuseum), and the National Archives (@USNatArchives). Get your questions ready and join us on Twitter by following the hashtag #MonMenChat.

Herr Sicher, George Stout and Thomas Carr Howe inspecting paintings, 1945 July 9 / unidentified photographer. Thomas Carr Howe papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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