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Robert Edsel to Speak on Campus

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Written by: Communicator StaffOctober 26, 2017

By: Ben Bailey

American author and businessman Robert Edsel will speak to IPFW students, faculty, and members of the Fort Wayne community as part of the Omnibus Lecture series at 7:30 p.m.  on
Nov. 14.

A historian and advocate of art preservation, Edsel is the author of three nonfiction books.

Edsel is the author of the New York Times best-selling book The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History, which was adapted into the 2014 film, The Monuments Men.

According to a biography on his website, Edsel was a former nationally ranked tennis player who found a passion for art preservation while living with family in Europe.

In 2007, Edsel founded the National Humanities award-winning Monuments Men Foundation.

According to its website, the foundation seeks to honor and pay tribute to the men and women who kept culturally significant pieces of art out of the hands of the Nazi’s during World War Two.

Edsel is also a public speaker who has made appearances at the National Archives, the National World War II museum, and Art Institute of Chicago.

For more information about Edsel’s speech entitled “The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History,” including information about free ticket reservations, visit omnibuslectures.org.