The latest news about the Monuments Men and Women Foundation's work from all major international media outlets.
Monuments Men and Women Foundation returns rare document to Italy with support from Odessans
June 17, 2023 - The Monuments Men and Women Foundation recently restituted a papal bull issued by Pope Pius IX and turned over custody of the rare document to Italian officials. Odessans Sondra and Toby Eoff generously helped underwrite the restitution costs.
Corriere della Sera
La proposta dei Monuments Men ai musei italiani: «Una targa a fianco delle opere salvate dai nostri eroi»
March 16, 2023 - La Fondazione, resa celebre dal fim di George Clooney, propone di creare una valorizzazione multimediale della storia di dipinti e sculture recuperati durante la Seconda guerra mondiale. La presidente Anna Bottinelli: «Vogliamo valorizzare la nostra storia»
Anna Bottinelli - The president of the Monuments Men and Women Foundation hunts down invaluable works of art that went missing during World War II
December 3, 2022 - Anna Bottinelli is an altruistic sleuth—an art detective who tracks down Nazi-stolen works, proving their provenance before re-uniting them with their rightful owners.
Dallas Morning News
Dallas author, philanthropist passes baton to new Monuments Men and Women program
August 12, 2022 - A new generation of Monuments Men and Women, who restored artifacts stolen by Nazis in World War II, is taking its place in the military as the first class of curators, archaeologists and more was sworn in Friday.
Museum of Fine Arts Houston locked in legal battle over Bernardo Bellotto painting
A fight over a piece of 18th-century art has landed the Museum of Fine Arts Houston in federal court. MFAH wants to hold onto the paintings. The people trying to take it are the grandsons of a German businessman who they say sold the art to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler's dealer under duress. ...
Playing cards offer $25,000 for information on the priceless lost art of World War II
Art history buffs, eagle-eyed collectors, antiquities experts and members of the public at large are being invited to join the global hunt for a treasure trove of artworks still missing since World War II, with cash rewards of up to $25,000 for useful information. The buy-in is a single deck of cards. ...
Corriere della Sera
Anna Bottinelli, un’italiana alla guida dei «Monuments Men»: i cacciatori delle opere trafugate dai nazisti
November 28, 2019 - Fiorentina, 32 anni, un curriculum accademico di primo piano, andrà a dirigere la Fondazione, con sede a Dallas, resa celebre dal film di Clooney. «Entusiasta dell’incarico» ...
The New York Times
Treasure Hunters in Uniform: ‘Monuments Men’ Remembered
February 20, 2013 - We don’t tend to think of World War II as a setting for one of history’s biggest art thefts. Now some veterans of that war are being honored for recovering some of the most famous – and not so famous – art of the Western world: ...