Mona Lisa Painting WW2 1938 Louvre France The threat of war prompted a large-scale evacuation of France’s public art collections to avoid imminent bombing and occupation by Nazi Germany On August 28, 1939, the Mona Lisa left the Louvre and on September 3, as war had been declared, a decision was taken to ensure that all of the most precious works would leave the premises by the end of the day. During the war, Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa would be moved five times more before returning to Paris to be unwrapped safe and untouched.

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Mona Lisa Painting WW2 1938 Louvre France The threat of war prompted a large-scale evacuation of France’s public art collections to avoid imminent bombing and occupation by Nazi Germany On August 28, 1939, the Mona Lisa left the Louvre and on September 3, as war had been declared, a decision was taken to ensure that all of the most precious works would leave the premises by the end of the day. During the war, Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa would be moved five times more before returning to Paris to be unwrapped safe and untouched. Stock Photo
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Mona Lisa Painting WW2 1938 Louvre France The threat of war prompted a large-scale evacuation of France’s public art collections to avoid imminent bombing and occupation by Nazi Germany On August 28, 1939, the Mona Lisa left the Louvre and on September 3, as war had been declared, a decision was taken to ensure that all of the most precious works would leave the premises by the end of the day. During the war, Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa would be moved five times more before returning to Paris to be unwrapped safe and untouched.
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Location: Louvre Museum, Rue de Rivoli, Paris, France