The New ‘Monuments Officers’ Prepare to Protect Art Amid War

A group of art experts have had intensive training to become part of the U.S. Army Reserve. It will be their job to help save cultural heritage in war zones.

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Ukraine War Bares U.S. Army Delay in Creating New ‘Monuments Officers’

Civilian specialists are tracking the threat to landmarks in Ukraine as the U.S. Army struggles after more than two years to appoint new cultural heritage preservation specialists modeled after the “Monuments Men.”

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What Constitutes Art Sales Under Duress? A Dispute Reignites the Question.

A fight over a landscape painting bought for Hitler is focused on the question of whether its sale was voluntary or forced by economic distress the Nazis helped create.

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