James Joseph Rorimer

James Joseph Rorimer (September 7, 1905 – May 11, 1966), was an American museum curator and former director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where he was a primary force behind the creation of the Cloisters, a branch of the museum dedicated to the art and architecture of Medieval Europe. During World War II, Rorimer served in the U.S. Army’s Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Section, a.k.a. the “Monuments Men,” protecting cultural sites and recovering stolen art work.

Books in order of publication:

Cloisters 3ed the Building & the Collect – 1951

Monuments Man: The Mission to Save Vermeers, Rembrandts, and Da Vincis from the Nazis’ Grasp – 2022

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