Before you see the George Clooney-directed movie Monuments Men, about the special division of the Allied Armies charged with saving art and monuments from destruction in WWII, read the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s rich blog post about the Monument Man who became the director of the Met (1955-66), James J. Rorimer (pictured above left)!

Click below to read the Met’s blog post:

In the Footsteps of the Monuments Men: Traces from the Archives at the Metropolitan Museum