National Army Museum: Are we getting remembrance right?

National Army Museum: Are we getting remembrance right?


The National Army Museum is marking the First World War centenary period with a special ‘museum late’ exploring the topic of remembrance.

On Wednesday 7 November the museum will host a panel discussion with experts and industry peers to look at the variety of ways in which conflict is commemorated through architecture, arts and culture.

Dr Glyn Prysor, chief historian at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), will chair the panel. Guest panellists include Dan Cruickshank, architect and TV presenter, Emma Chambers, curator of modern British art at Tate and Dr Santanu Das, professor of English literature at King’s College London.

Visitors to the event can view the revised display of cap badges from the period, vote for an object from the centenary collection and will be the first to explore the galleries through a new First World War trail.

Guests will also have the chance to participate in brooch making and poetry writing with poets-in-residence Lieutenant Colonel Jo Young and Isabel Palmer. There will be poetry readings by the Chelsea Pensioners and an open-mic session for those wishing to present their own.

The museum late is part of a series of events for adults and children throughout November at the National Army Museum focusing on the First World War and the topic of remembrance.

The late will take place from 6pm until 9pm on Wednesday 7 November, with a cash bar available for the evening.

Admission is free but booking is recommended. Places can be booked via the National Army Museum website.

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