New Television Series Hunting Nazi Treasure Asks the Public to Join the Hunt for Priceless Objects Missing Since World War II

Click here for Corus Entertainment's HISTORY Canada and More4 (Channel 4) Press Release. DALLAS, Aug. 10, 2016 -- The Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art is...Read More

Our Work Continues!

On October 20, 2015, I announced to some 2,500 people attending my presentation at SMU’s Tate Lecture Series that the Monuments Men Foundation would “begin ceasing operations...Read More

Monuments Men Gold Medal at Kimbell Art Museum

The Monuments Men Congressional Gold Medal will be on exhibit from Veterans' Day, Nov 11, until Nov. 15 at the Kimbell Art Museum. The museum is displaying...Read More

CBS News: "Monuments Men" receive monumental honor from Congress

CBS News

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congress gave its highest civilian honor, the Congressional Gold Medal, to 345 unsung heroes of World War II on Thursday. House Speaker...Read More

Returning the Spoils of World War II, Taken by Our Side

The New York Times

(American soldiers look at artwork looted by the Nazis in World War II. Credit National Archives) As the Allies stormed through Germany in 1945, museum officials...Read More

Donation of 500 copies of Beyond the Dreams of Avarice: The Hermann Goering Collection to the German Centre for Lost Cultural Property in Berlin

From left: Dr. Günter Winands (Founding Director of the German Centre for Lost Cultural Property); Robert Edsel, and Prof. Dr. Uwe Schneede, Honorary Director...Read More

President Obama Signs Legislation Awarding Monuments Men with Congressional Gold Medal

WASHINGTON, DC – On Monday evening, President Barack Obama signed Congresswoman Kay Granger’s (TX-12) Monuments Men Recognition Act into law officially awarding the Monuments Men...Read More

​Senator Blunt’s Bill To Honor ‘Monuments Men’ Passes House & Senate

Bipartisan Legislation Awards Congressional Gold Medal To Men & Women Who Fought To Preserve Cultural Artifacts In World War II WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator...Read More

Granger Applauds Passage of Monuments Men Gold Medal Bill

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House of Representatives voted to approve Congresswoman Kay Granger’s (TX-12) Monuments Men Recognition Act, H.R. 3658. The bipartisan legislation will...Read More

ERR Album 6 Returned to the National Archives

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (May 8, 2014) Washington, DC - Coinciding with the May 8 anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe in 1945, today at a...Read More

National Archives; Monuments Men Foundation Announce Press Conference for the Donation of “Hitler Album” of Looted Art

National Archives and the Monuments Men Foundation Announce Press Conference for the Donation of “Hitler Album” of Looted Art Opportunity to examine original “Hitler Album”...Read More

Senator Blunt, Colleagues Work To Recognize America’s Monuments Men

Bipartisan Bill Awards Congressional Gold Medal To Men & Women Who Worked To Protect Cultural Artifacts During World War IIWASHINGTON, D.C. – In light of the...Read More

The National WWII Museum to Unveil New, Permanent Monuments Men Gallery

PR Newswire

(Photo: ) NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The story of the men and women who saved cultural treasures from Nazi destruction will be featured...Read More

Tell Congress You Support the Monuments Men!

Please fill out both boxes below to let your Senators and Representatives know that you support the Monuments Men!1.) Senate Bill S. 1862: A bill to...Read More

Senator Blunt Introduces Bill Honoring “Monuments Men”

Bipartisan Bill Awards Congressional Gold Medal to Men & Women Who Worked to Protect Cultural Artifacts During World War II For Immediate Release WASHINGTON, D.C. –...Read More

Monuments Men Featured on "CBS This Morning"

(VIDEO) Granger Gold Medal Legislation Honoring Monuments Men Featured on "CBS This Morning"...Read More

Granger Introduces Congressional Gold Medal Legislation to Honor the Monuments Men

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 5, 2013 Contact: Steve Dutton | (202) 225-5071 Granger Introduces Congressional Gold Medal Legislation to Honor the Monuments MenWASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Kay Granger (TX-12)...Read More

New "Monuments Men" Featurette and TV Spot

Sony Pictures

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Update on the Cornelius Gurlitt Collection

The recent discovery in Munich of 1,400 valuable pictures once owned by Dr. Hildebrand Gurlitt, a former museum director and later art dealer who collaborated with...Read More

Monuments Men Foundation Publishes List of Items Likely Included in Munich Art Stash

7:05pm CST

Today’s formal announcement by German officials of the discovery of some 1,500 works of art missing since World War II raised more questions than it...Read More

The New York Times: Treasure Hunters in Uniform: ‘Monuments Men’ Remembered

The New York Times

Both Ms. Eisenhower and Mr. Edsel, the Monuments Men’s champion, stressed two points: that while the Monuments Men’s work was unprecedented, hundreds of...Read More

Monuments Men Foundation Elects New Trustee to the Board

The Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art is pleased to announce the appointment of James H. Edsel to their Board of Trustees. Mr....Read More

Photo Albums Related to Nazi Art Theft Unveiled

Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) — Among the items U.S. soldiers seized from Adolf Hitler’s Bavarian Alps hideaway in the closing days of World War II were...Read More

George Clooney to Direct, Star in 'Monuments Men' About Stolen Nazi Art (Exclusive)

The Wrap

George Clooney has started to work on his next project, writing, directing and starring in a big-budget movie about the men who chased down the...Read More

Travel in the Footsteps of the Monuments Men!

National World War II Museum

This September 14-23, Monuments Men Foundation President Robert M. Edsel and Monuments Man Harry Ettlinger will lead a small group on a one-of-a kind trip...Read More

Honor for Edsel

Dallas Morning News

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Was Kimbell Statue Hiding a Sordid Sales History?

Fort Worth Star Telegram

The Kimbell Museum helps determine the history of Renaissance bust that passed through Nazi hands on its way to Fort Worth....Read More

The Monuments Men Newsletter - Eisenhower Audio Recording Discovered

The Monuments Men Foundation is proud to announce the discovery of an audio recording of General Eisenhower speaking about the importance of art and its...Read More

Audio of Eisenhower Speech at Met Found

Yahoo! News - Associated Press

Dallas As commander of Allied forces in Europe during World War II, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower explicitly ordered his troops to safeguard objects of cultural...Read More

Monuments Men Foundation Discovers New Audio Recording of General Eisenhower

Press Release

Newly discovered Eisenhower audio emphasizes the importance of protecting art during war Robert M. Edsel, President of the Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of...Read More

Dallas author Robert Edsel wins one of 12 Texas Medal of the Arts Awards

Dallas Morning News

Author and businessman Robert Edsel, a Dallas native, is one of a dozen winners of the 2011 Texas Medal of the Arts Awards. The Texas Cultural...Read More

Robert Edsel and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History

WFAA - Channel 8

Video aired on Good Morning Texas on showcasing Robert Edsel and the Monuments Men Foundations efforts identify and return priceless art stolen from...Read More

Saving the World's Art from Disappearance

The Auburn Plainsman

People don’t normally associate the words soldier and scholar, but Robert Edsel, author of “The Monuments Men” and president of Monuments Men Foundation, is...Read More

“In the Footsteps of the Monuments Men” Tour

Monuments Men Newsletter

In 2011, The National World War II Museum’s Five Star Tours will join with Robert M. Edsel, author of the best-selling The Monuments Men and...Read More

On the trail of the Monuments Men Drawings hidden in war coming to museum

Statesman Journal

Acting on tips, they fanned out to salt mines, castles and other hiding places, racing to beat Russian armies who saw art as spoils of...Read More

When Art Historians Went To War: Alumni were key in efforts to save Europe’s art treasures

Princeton Alumni Weekly

National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, MD “Monuments Men” examine relics of the Holy Roman regalia upon their return to Vienna in 1946. Lt. Ernest...Read More

Art stolen by Hitler Discovered at SMU Museum

WFAA Channel 8

The SMU Meadows Museum, known as one of America's great university museums, recently discovered three of its most prominent works have a breathtaking past. <...Read More

Frisco man tracking possible link between Hitler and art work

WFAA News 8

Stolen, destroyed and lost forever - during World War II, Nazis looted artistic treasures across Europe. Now, a Frisco man thinks he may own one...Read More

Passage Home: The Return of Gemaldegalerie Linz Album XIII to Germany

Monuments Men Newsletter

On January 22, the U.S. State Department hosted a ceremony mark- ing the return of two irreplaceable documents, one of which was lo- cated by...Read More

An Eye for Art, A Mind for Murder


If Adolf Hitler hadn’t been crazy for art, history might be different. That’s just one of the eye-widening revelations I got from Robert...Read More

In His Bags, Spoils of a War and Stories of Heroism

New York Times

Several years ago, I started a foundation called Monuments Men. It’s dedicated to some unknown heroes who made a huge difference in World War...Read More

Measuring Progress

Monuments Men Newsletter

As this decade - the ‘aught’ decade of the 21st century - comes to a close, it is appropriate to pause and consider all that...Read More

The Art Army: Harvard’s Monuments Men at War

The Harvard Magazine

Among its crimes against humanity, Nazi Germany may have stolen more than five million cultural objects from the countries it conquered, including thousands of the...Read More

Goering Shopped for Art as RAF Shot Down His Pilots: Interview


Dec. 17 (Bloomberg) -- While the Royal Air Force shot down his fighter planes in the Battle of Britain, Field Marshal Hermann Goering sifted through piles...Read More

Robert Edsel

Radio New Zealand

Author of Monuments Men talking about recovering treasures stolen by the Nazis during World War Two. Audio from Sunday Morning on 13 Dec 2009...Read More

World War II Veteran had Adolf Hitler's Art Book on His Shelf

Associated Press

After fighting his way across Europe during World War II, John Pistone was among the U.S. soldiers who entered Adolf Hitler's home nestled in...Read More

The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History By Robert Edsel

Franklin County First News

This gripping history of the soldiers who worked during the war to track down and save imperiled masterworks of European art seized by the Nazi's,...Read More

"Monuments Men": Saving Historic Structures in Wartime

The Huffington Post

If you enjoy rejection, criticism, small-minded thinking, and antiques (e.g., the book business), becoming an author is for you! Why then pursue it? In...Read More

'The Monuments Men'

The Washington Times

On May 26, 1944, 11 days before the one called D-Day, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower issued an unusual order: His officers must “protect and respect” the cultural monuments...Read More

'Monuments Men' author in Fairhope

Alabama News

FAIRHOPE, Ala. — Page & Palette will host Robert Edsel between 5 and 7 p.m. Dec. 4 when the author will speak and sign copies of his book "The...Read More

'Monuments Men' Explores Hunt for Art Stolen by Nazis

PBS NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

JIM LEHRER: And finally tonight: a tale of war, art, and an unusual group of soldiers. Jeffrey Brown has our conversation. JEFFREY BROWN: It was...Read More

Gordon is joined in studio by Robert Edsel, author of Monuments Men.

G. Gordon Liddy Show

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The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel

The Toronto Star

You know that sense of personal loss you get when you're paging through a monograph on a favourite artist, and come upon a grainy old...Read More

Man with a Mission

Indulge DFW

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Our National World War II Museum and Our Latest Videos

Laurel Publishing

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'Monuments Men' rescued art from Nazis

Morning Joe on MSNBC

Robert Edsel, author of “The Monuments Men,” joins the Morning Joe gang to discuss the collective of museum directors, curators, art historians and librarians who...Read More

Recovering Lost Artwork From WWII

CBS Up To the Minute

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The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History

Library Journal

Adolf Hitler's plan for the subjugation of the world included its culture and treasures. Art was to be taken from conquered countries and stored in...Read More

The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History


Robert Edsel recounts the Allied unit (MFAA - Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives) that consisted of several hundred women and men from thirteen nations composed...Read More

Tracking Nazi Loot

The Washington Post

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Dallas author's 'Monuments Men' is a portrait of art protectors during World War II

Dallas Morning News

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The Monuments Men Newsletter

Laurel Publication

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Edsel tells of search for art looted in WWII

The Associated Press

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Rescue Mission a Monumental Task

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Allied Art Hunters: Saving Beauty

Time Magazine

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Saving Europe's Art from the Nazis

Time Magazine

As World War II raged, Adolf Hitler retained an ambition to build the world's finest museum in his hometown of Linz, Austria. He planned to...Read More

Saving Europe's Greatest Treasures

Book Page

From 1939 through the last months of the war, the Nazi army seized priceless paintings, sculptures, tapestries and more, from museums, palaces, cathedrals, private homes, even...Read More

The Forgotten Treasure Hunt

The Jewish Community

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The Monuments Men - BBC Audio

BBC World Service

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The WWII Soldiers Who Saved Art


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Hitler Album could shed light on missing looted art

Telegraph UK

A newly discovered catalogue of artworks stolen by Nazis compiled for Adolf Hitler could help unravel the mystery surrounding the whereabouts of lost masterpieces seized...Read More

The Monuments Men by Robert Edsel and Bret Witter

The London Times

Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter (Preface, £20; Buy this book; 496pp) The subtitle pretty much gives the plot and the pitch in...Read More

Monumental Feat

American Way

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Monumental Mission

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Robert Edsel’s “The Rape of Europa”

D Magazine

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Rescuing Nazi-Looted Art

CBS News

You may have heard about Nazis destroying and looting art all over Europe. But you may not know that the looting - tons of works...Read More

Sunday Morning


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Last Member of Bloomsbury Group honored for WWII Service

Monuments Men Foundation

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The Monuments Men Foundation receives National Humanities Medal

Monuments Men Foundation

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Oh the Humanities Medal! (For Dallas' Robert Edsel and His Foundation)

Dallas Observer

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Humanities Medals Awarded by President Bush

National Endowment<br>for the Humanities

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Nazi stolen art books given to US

BBC News

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Newly Discovered 'Hitler Album' unveiled

USA Today

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National Archives Announces Discovery of 'Hitler Albums' Documenting Looted Art

Press Release

Today at a National Archives press conference, Allen Weinstein, Archivist of the United States, Michael Kurtz, Assistant Archivist for Records Services and Robert M. Edsel,...Read More

Nazi Albums of Looted Art, Found in Attic, Reach U.S. Archives

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Tale of those who recovered European art a masterpiece

The Dallas Morning News

Robert Edsel will tell you he's no Indiana Jones. But the former Dallas oilman has traded the search for Texas black gold for what he...Read More

Congress honors art experts who rescued works stolen by Nazis


Stationed in Germany after World War II, James Reeds was the chief clerk for a little office with a big mission: rescuing art that the...Read More

Life After Work


Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Vermeer -- these masterpieces grace the walls of museums today but might have been lost forever if not for the work of...Read More

A conversation with author Robert Edsel


Author Robert Edsel discusses his new book, "Rescuing da Vinci". Edsel says that the campaign to protect Europe's artistic and cultural heritage during the conflict...Read More

A Monumental Hunt for Treasure

The Wall Street Journal

The story concerns the mass looting of Europe's patrimony by the Nazis, followed by the historic achievements of the so-called Monuments Men, the mostly American (...Read More

G.I. Joes to the Rescue of Rembrandts and Raphaels

The New York Times

Through the centuries many people have been haunted by the work of Raphael, but probably few have been haunted in quite the same way as...Read More

Author Robert M. Edsel and Join Forces to Find and Honor the 'Monuments Men' of World War II

Press Release

Dallas-based entrepreneur and distinguished author Robert M. Edsel today announced a joint partnership with, the largest military membership organization, to help find and...Read More