For centuries works of art have been victims of the plunder of war. We will explore this aspect of war from the Ancient Roman conquest through the Napoleonic Wars to the plundering and destruction under Hitler’s Third Reich and WWII. We will also examine repatriation efforts in more recent times. Topics to be covered include: Ancient Roman plundering, the treasures captured by Napoleon, the destruction of art during world wars including WWII, and repatriation efforts.
GROUP LEADER: Martha Chiarchiaro received her Master’s degree in the History of Art from Williams College and has taught a variety of art history classes at the Worcester Art Museum and Worcester State University. Martha enjoys sharing a variety of aspects of art history with her students.
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