W&C: L’EXODE DU LOUVRE (1939-1045)

October 27, 2019

W&C: L’EXODE DU LOUVRE (1939-1045)

 L’EXODE DU LOUVRE (1939-1045)

Please REGISTER AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE by calling The French Class at (415) 362-3666

A conference in French presented by Renée Morel

The same conference will be offered three times at The French Class:

Tuesday, December 17th, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 19th, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 21st, from 10:30 p.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Foreshadowing the fall of France at the onset of WWII German invasions, Jacques Jaujard, director of the French Musées Nationaux, decided to evacuate the Louvre art collection. On 25 August 1939, he closed the Louvre for “repair work” and for three days and nights, hundreds of staff and art students carefully placed treasures in wooden cases. Most of the formidable art collection was hauled on trucks (203 vehicles) and sent to Château de Chambord. Discover the invaluable role of Rose Valland at the Jeu de Paume Museum, then used as a central storage for more than 20,000 works of art plundered by the Nazis.

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