L: Protecting Europe’s Cultural Treasures (New York, Jan 9, 2018)

Protecting Europe’s Cultural Treasures: The Frick Art Reference Library, The Monuments Men, and Provenance Research Today

Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 5 – 6 p.m.
Inge Reist, 
Director, Center for the History of Collecting

During World War II, the Frick Art Reference Library became the headquarters for government research dedicated to the preservation of artistic monuments in war-ravaged Europe. Using the Library’s resources and its considerable network of scholars, staff created more than 700 maps that identified important monuments to be spared from allied bombing. Even before the war ended, the resources of the Library proved invaluable to those engaged with art recovery and restitution, as they continue to be for scholars and collectors today. Dr. Inge Reist’s lecture will chronicle the Library’s efforts to protect Europe’s cultural treasures during the conflict and survey its ongoing involvement in the recovery and restitution of works of art seized by enemy forces.

Location Music Room
The Frick Collection
1 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021
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Audience Adults, College & Graduate Students, Educators, Young Professionals
Speaker Inge Reist, Director of the Center for the History of Collecting, Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection