Online Curator Talk: Concealed Histories

Join this thought-provoking session as we uncover the stories of objects looted by Nazis and the work of museums to identify artefacts long-thought lost to history

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  • V&A South Kensington

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL

  • Online

  • For Members

  • Free event

    Event is for members only.

Past Event
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This event is fully-booked. If you are a V&A Member and would like to receive a recording of the talk to enjoy in your own time, please email
Hiding in plain sight in the collections of British museums are objects with a troubling past – objects which belonged to Jewish collectors persecuted by the Nazi regime. Join V&A Provenance Curator Dr Jacques Schuhmacher as he reveals the stories of the ‘Monuments Men’ who sought to recover and return cultural property after the war – and explains why, despite these significant efforts and 75 years later, Nazi-looted art is still a major issue for British Museums. Using case studies from the V&A’s own collections, he will explain how the museum is confronting this dark past, and explore what this means for other objects with troubling histories.
In conjunction with the display ‘Concealed Histories: Uncovering the Story of Nazi Looting’
This talk will take place on Zoom. Ticketholders will receive the link and information to join the event via email, no later than four hours before the event is due to begin.

Header image: A jewelled, gold-mounted amethystine quartz snuffbox, likely made in Dresden, c. 1755 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London