1940

Construction of the bomb shelter

Helene is alert

A safe place for the collection

Architectural drawing 'Bombproof repository for art treasures: Hoge Veluwe’, 1939-1940 (National Archive) / Bomb shelter under construction, early 1940

Maulbronn sandstone

The mouth of Mars

Entrance to bomb shelter, detail with Latin inscription (1943)

Entrance to bomb shelter, detail with Latin inscription (1943);

Ne martis fauces artis monumenta vorarent. Haec cella ante annos condita bis geminos. 
Nunc crescente furore dei cui proelia curae. Tectaque harenae alto subditaque est tumulo.