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Free Online Talk – National Treasures: Saving the Nation’s Art

March 2 @ 7:30 pm GMT

 Dr Caroline Shenton explores the gripping, and sometimes hilarious, story of how a band of heroic curators and eccentric custodians saved Britain’s national heritage during the Second World War.

As Hitler prepared to invade Poland during the sweltering summer of 1939, men and women from across London’s museums, galleries and archives forged extraordinary and ingenious plans to send their collections to safety. Using stately homes, tube tunnels, slate mines, castles, prisons, quarries and even their own houses, a dedicated bunch of unlikely misfits packed up the nation’s greatest treasures and, in a race against time, dispatched them throughout the country on a series of top-secret wartime adventures.

What’s Online is a series of talks, in conversation events and webinars delivered by The National Archives’ experts and special guests. Events last approximately one hour, including an audience Q&A.

This event will be presented on Microsoft Teams.

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March 2
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7:30 pm GMT
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Date:
March 2
Time:
7:30 pm GMT
Event Categories:
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Other

Additional Information:
This is an online event