Concealed Histories: Uncovering the Story of Nazi Looting

Jacques Schuhmacher, V&A

Friday 13 December, 5–7pm

Victoria & Albert Museum

A rectangular, gold-mounted hardstone snuffbox with canted corners, the cover set with an oval, bust-length enamel miniature of a young lady. Johann Christian Neuber (1735-1808), box, probably; Nicholas Claude Vassal, miniature, probably Probably Dresden (city); Paris Ca. 1780; 1775-1780 Chased gold with agate, lapis lazuli, carnelian, bloodstone, turquoise, and imitation pearls
A rectangular, gold-mounted hardstone snuffbox with canted corners, the cover set with an oval, bust-length enamel miniature of a young lady. Johann Christian Neuber (1735-1808), box, probably; Nicholas Claude Vassal, miniature, probably. Probably Dresden (city); Paris Ca. 1780; 1775-1780 Chased gold with agate, lapis lazuli, carnelian, bloodstone, turquoise, and imitation pearls

Join the V&A’s Provenance Curator on a behind-the-scenes tour of the special display ‘Concealed Histories’, which uncovers the history behind several fascinating objects of incredible craftsmanship that take us to the heart of the Nazis’ looting of art across Europe. Learn about the V&A’s efforts to identify objects in its care which were sold under duress or stolen under Nazi rule so that they can be returned to the families of the victims. The tour will shine a light on the difficult task of communicating this complex and deeply unsettling research to visitors from around the globe.

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