|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.
|Contributor:||Laurie W. Rush|
Join us on first Wednesdays at 6:00 pm from October 2020 through June 2021 for our "Great Monuments" lecture series.