Preserving Art for WWIII?

From the Washington Post comes this article about the curator of the National Gallery, Andrew Robinson, and how he is selecting works of art for preservation if World War III should become a reality.

They said, "In the two storerooms that Robison asked not be photographed or their locations disclosed, the black, cloth-lined boxes, each the shape of very large books, bear the label “WW3,” drawn in calligraphy. These in-case-of-World-War-III containers lie ready for any possibility, and in Robison’s absence, security guards have a floor plan that shows their exact location, like an X on a pirate map."

I'm glad to hear our artistic treasures will be preserved for the remnants of mankind, but I'm really curious what Washington knows that we don't know.

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