On March 15, 2022 the Foundation began an exciting new collaboration with online platform Atlas Obscura. Proposed as “the definitive guide to the world’s hidden wonders,” Atlas Obscura has built a global online community of explorers through their stories, courses, and trips, with the mission to inspire wonder and curiosity about the world we share.
Below you can find details on the upcoming courses.
“I really enjoyed the class . . . It gave me so much to think about.”
“Thank you Anna, this course is certainly so well timed to remind us all of the work that was done by others before us.”
“I hadn’t thought about the complexities of moving and protecting art . . . It’s brought into sharp relief today with the war in Ukraine.”
in collaboration with
Most Wanted Art: Unrecovered Art of WWII
4 sessions beginning August 18 | 8:00pm ET
This course includes four total sessions, each lasting one hour on four consecutive Thursdays beginning August 18.
Session 1 (Thursday, 8/18, 7–8:00 PM ET)| The ERR: The plundering of Jewish collections in France
Session 2 (Thursday, 8/25, 7–8:00 PM ET)| Wartime Losses: The destruction and plundering of Polish cultural heritage
Session 3 (Thursday, 9/1, 7–8:00 PM ET)| Raubkunst: The theft of private collections in Germany
Session 4 (Thursday, 9/8, 7–8:00 PM ET)| Treasures on the Move: The Florentine collections
in collaboration with
Recovering the Stolen Art of WWII
4 sessions beginning October 12 | 8:00pm ET
This course includes four total sessions, each lasting one hour on four consecutive Wednesdays beginning October 12.
Session 1 (Wednesday, 10/12, 7–8 PM ET)| Hitler’s Museum: The Nazis’ premeditated theft operation (with guest speaker: Monuments Men and Women Foundation Provenance Research expert Dorothee Schneider)
Session 2 (Wednesday, 10/19, 7–8 PM ET)| Art at War: Protection measures taken in Europe and the U.S. (with Monuments Men and Women Foundation President Anna Bottinelli)
Session 3 (Wednesday, 10/26, 7–8 PM ET)| A New Kind of Soldier: The Monuments Men and Women (with guest speaker #1 NYT bestselling author Mr. Robert Edsel)
Session 4 (Wednesday, 11/2, 7–8 PM ET)| Unraveling the Theft: Returning millions of stolen items to their owners (with guest speaker Monuments Men and Women Foundation Senior Researcher Ms. Casey Shelton)