Rose Valland's THE ART FRONT
Monuments Woman Rose Valland described her wartime experience working under the watchful eyes of the Nazis during their four-year occupation of Paris in her memoir Le front de l’art: Défense des collections françaises 1939-1945 (1961). The English-speaking world has never had an opportunity to read Rose Valland's remarkable story, in her own words, until now.
The Monuments Men and Women Foundation will publish The Art Front: Defense of French Collections 1939-1945 in Fall 2024. Translated by Ophélie Jouan, Rose Valland expert and art historian, and with an introduction by Foundation founder and chairman, Robert M. Edsel, the world-leading expert on the Monuments Men and Women, this beautifully bound hard-cover book will include almost one-hundred images, sure to delight art lovers as well as scholars, students, and veterans.
Please join us in sharing this heroic woman’s courage to a just cause with the largest audience possible. With a donation of just $25, your support will be etched into history, with your name printed inside the published book in the acknowledgements section!
This book's first-time translation into English unlocks Rose Valland's own words to readers worldwide and underscores the Foundation's mission to honor these heroes' legacy.
Deadline is December 31, 2023
“To all those who fought during the last war to save a little of the World's beauty.”
Monuments Woman Rose Valland in The Art Front
Make your donation today!
There is no deadline to support this project, but if you wish to have your name included in the acknowledgments section, your donation must be received no later than December 31, 2023.
The Monuments Men and Women Foundation wishes to recognize the individuals and organizations whose generous early support has been instrumental in turning this project from a dream into a reality.
Platt Richmond PLLC
Treasures Estate Concierge Services, Inc.
Ms. Ann Griffith Ash
Mrs. Nancy Best
The Honorable Sara Kate Billingsley & Peggy Dean
Ms. Anna Bottinelli
Mr. Robert M. Edsel
Mr. Alain Kahn, in memory of his Officier Beaux-Arts aunt and godmother, Suzanne Kahn, born Brunswick