Concealed Histories: Uncovering the Story of Nazi Looting
Jacques Schuhmacher, V&A
Friday 13 December, 5–7pm
Victoria & Albert Museum
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.
Jacques Schuhmacher is the Provenance and Spoliation Curator at the Victoria & Albert Museum. He is a historian of Nazi Germany and the Second World War and holds a PhD from the University of Oxford.
(Please note: this is a booking-only event and tickets are on a waiting list.)