The Monuments Men: Lessons for the 21st Century

Category: Lecture

Length: 46:06
Video Date 02/12/2014
Film Description The Penn Museum hosts this special evening program in the Museum's Rainey Auditorium. The program features Dr. Laurie W. Rush, Cultural Resources Manager at Fort Drum, New York, and a long time advocate for cultural property protection during military operations and war times.

The saving of priceless European treasures by military men and women during World War II is much more than a footnote in history. Discover how:

• The Monuments Men are a model for teaching current members of the U.S. military how to work with host nations to save works of art, historic structures, sacred places, and heritage.

• The ability to recognize, respect, and protect cultural property in the global context is critical for rebuilding communities in the worst crisis areas in the world.

• The principles and methods used by the Monuments Men have immediate applications for the complex international conflicts we face today.
Video Category Lecture
Contributor(s) Laurie W. Rush