The Monuments Adult males Foundation for the Preservation of Artwork (MMF) has announced the launch of the Monuments Men and Ladies Museum Community.

The community acknowledges the pre- and postwar contributions of the 350 or so guys and females – art professors, museum curators, archivists, and librarians – who tremendously motivated the growth and achievements of many of the world’s main cultural and educational establishments.

Participation in the Museum Network is open up to museums with a connection to the Monuments Adult males and Gals.

Qualifying museums involve people the place Monuments Adult men and Females worked as directors, curators, restorers, professors, and art historians, or whose collections involve works of art that they recovered.

“The Kimbell is honored to husband or wife with the Monuments Gentlemen Basis and its membership software supporting the Foundation’s essential mission of restitution, instruction, and preservation,”  Eric M. Lee, director of the Kimbell Art Museum, stated in a information launch on the network.

The Kimbell joins additional than 20 museums across the United States, Germany, United Kingdom, and New Zealand.

Participating museums agree to provide to MMF users cost-free admission or other gains, these types of as reductions on products in their museum outlets.

In return, MMF will be promoting each and every museum’s crucial ties to these heroes of civilization by way of social media campaigns, newsletters, and other channels. The Museum Network will also inspire museums and institutions that may possibly not be knowledgeable of their connections to the Monuments Gentlemen and Women of all ages to lookup their records and collections.

The Monuments Guys Basis is a receiver of the Countrywide Humanities Medal for its perform honoring the legacy of the adult men and ladies who served in the Monuments, High-quality Arts, and Archives part, recognised as the “Monuments Adult males,” and their unparalleled and heroic perform defending and safeguarding civilization’s most vital artistic and cultural treasures for the duration of and immediately after Environment War II.

“The good results of our initiatives to honor the Monuments Men and Gals has, right up until now, been targeted on their wartime assistance,” stated basis president Anna Bottinelli. “The generation of the Monuments Guys and Gals Museum Community will carry considerably deserved visibility to their huge contribution to the world’s museums and cultural lifetime, equally ahead of and after the war. As aspect of the educational element of the Foundation’s mission, the Museum Network will also help spouse establishments to profile their respective Monuments Guys and Ladies connections.”

The basis is dependent in Dallas.

Museum collections the world over have just one or extra is effective of artwork the Monuments Gentlemen saved for the duration of World War II.

To date, in addition to the Kimbell, collaborating museums incorporate Albright-Knox Artwork Gallery, Auckland Museum Institute, Cincinnati Artwork Museum, Columbus Museum of Artwork, The Courtauld Gallery, Dallas Holocaust and Human Legal rights Museum, Dallas Museum of Art, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, MacArthur Memorial museum, Meadows Museum, four of the Countrywide Museums in Berlin (Alte Nationalgalerie, Bode-Museum, Gemäldegalerie, Neues Museum – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin), The Countrywide WWII Museum, Newfields, Pennsylvania Academy of the High-quality Arts, Philbrook Museum of Artwork, Princeton University Artwork Museum, Smith College or university Museum of Art, Toledo Museum of Artwork, U.S. Military Airborne & Unique Operations Museum, and Williams College Museum of Artwork.

For a lot more facts on the Monuments Adult men and Girls Network, check out:

https://www.monumentsmenfoundation.org/museum-network

For additional data on the Monuments Guys Basis, pay a visit to:

www.monumentsmenfoundation.org.