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“The Monuments Men,” a film based on a true story, depicts an international team of middle-aged art experts during WWII who are racing to liberate priceless art from the Nazis. Many of the real-life team members were Harvard-trained. The book's author, Robert M. Edsel (center, photo 1),  joined Diane McWhorter (left) and Lucia Allais for the IOP panel discussion, which  included one of the film's actors, Matt Damon, via Skype (photo 2).

A monument to saved art

Harvard-trained conservators were key players in tracking, rescuing priceless works in World War II