Restitution Ceremony of a Rare Document to Italy presented by Monuments Men and Women Foundation.
In the period 1945–1951, the Monuments Men and Women found and returned to the rightful owners more than 4 million works of art and cultural objects stolen by the Nazis. Still, hundreds of thousands of objects — including paintings, drawings, sculpture, tapestries, and rare documents — are missing. Some of these objects are in the United States, brought here by veterans, immigrants, and art dealers. To date, the Monuments Men and Women Foundation has located and returned more than 40 such items, some priceless, to private collectors, museums, archives, and libraries in the United States and in Europe. The Monuments Men and Women Foundation works with veterans, their family members, and others to identify the objects and return them to their rightful owner. Using its super partes role, the Foundation acts on behalf of the art or cultural object in question, without favoritism, without an agenda.
The Monuments Men and Women Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising global awareness about the importance of respecting and preserving our shared cultural heritage. It is a recipient of the National Humanities Medal for its work honoring the historic achievements of the Monuments Men and Women and completing their mission to right the wrongs of the Nazi looting machine.
Fabio Finotti, Director of the Italian Cultural Institute in New York
Fabrizio Di Michele, Consul General of Italy in New York
With the participation of:
Anna Bottinelli, President, Monuments Men and Women Foundation
Tenente Martina De Vizio, Comando Carabinieri Tutela Patrimonio Culturale
Robert M. Edsel, Founder and Chairman, Monuments Men and Women Foundation
For more information: www.monumentsmenandwomenfnd.org
June 6, 2023 | 11AM
Istituto Italiano di Cultura
686 Park Avenue, NY
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