Robert Edsel

The Greatest Treasure Hunt in History

November 15, 2019

The Atkins-Pritchard Foundation Speaker

  • World-recognized advocate for art preservation

  • Best selling author, The Monuments Men

  • Recipient of National Humanities Medal



Bringing together history and culture, Robert Edsel educates audiences with over 100 slides of cultural items stolen by Hitlers Nazis and with anecdotes about the men and women who risked their lives to save the treasures from destruction and looting in WWII. The author of two books and a documentary on the subject, Edsel is a recognized authority on “the monuments men and women,” the scholar-soldiers who built the cultural nation America became.

Optional Luncheon: PAC Westby Pavilion