In 1940, knowing that France was falling into the hands of the Germans, the workers of the Louvre took action. All 400,000 works were evacuated and sent to the south of France. In secret they transported the priceless paintings and statues, and held by wealthy families in Vichy,where they would remain for five years, only returning at the end of the war.The quick action of the workers without a doubt saved the masterpieces from becoming part of the over 5 million works that were looted by the Nazis during the war.
Imagine how cool it would be to have been one of those family’s keeping the artwork safe. Like, oh yeah the Mona Lisa is chilling on my dining room table nbd. Need a cup? Ok its next to the fucking Venus De Milo