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Exhibiting war : the Great War, museums, and memory in Britain, Canada, and Australia

Author: Jennifer Wellington
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2017. ©2017
Series: Studies in the social and cultural history of modern warfare.
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A comparative study of how museum exhibitions in Britain, Canada and Australia were used to depict the First World War.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(OCoLC)993996633
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Wellington
ISBN: 9781316471388 1316471381 9781108524230 1108524230
OCLC Number: 1005914736
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 349 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: ""Cover""; ""Half Title""; ""Series page""; ""Title page""; ""Imprints page""; ""Contents""; ""List of Figures""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""Introduction""; ""Part I""; ""1 In Search of the â#x80;#x98;Authenticâ#x80;#x99; Experience of War, 1914â#x80;#x93;1917""; ""The Desire to Collect""; ""National Differences in Collecting and Exhibiting""; ""Britain""; ""Canada""; ""Australia""; ""Conclusion""; ""Part II""; ""2 Exhibiting for Victory: Travelling War Photography Displays, 1917â#x80;#x93;1920""; ""The False Reality of Photographs""; ""Depictions of the Exotic and Unfamiliar in Wartime Photograph Exhibitions"" ""Canadian Exhibitions: Propaganda, â#x80;#x98;Realityâ#x80;#x99;, and Audience Desires""""Exhibiting and Cementing the Historical Record in Post-war Australia""; ""Conclusion""; ""3 Art Exhibitions: A Higher Truth in Aid of Victory and for Posterity""; ""Commissioning and Collecting War Art in Britain""; ""Creating an Artistic Record of Canada at War: The Canadian War Memorials Fund""; ""Illustrating the History of Australiaâ#x80;#x99;s War: Official Australian War Art""; ""Controlling the Message: Censoring War Art""; ""Regulating Audience Responses to Official War Art"" ""What Is the Truth of War? Responses to Britainâ#x80;#x99;s Official War Art""""Conclusion""; ""4 Taming the Monsters of War: Exhibiting Weapons and War Trophies, 1917â#x80;#x93;1920""; ""Official Exhibitions of War Technologies and War Trophies during the War""; ""Tank Banks and Travelling Tank Demonstrations""; ""Exhibiting War Trophies""; ""Modern Chivalry: Exhibiting Aeroplanes during the War""; ""Official Exhibitions of War Technologies and War Trophies after the Armistice""; ""Conclusion""; ""Part III""; ""5 Consolidations: Creating National Museums and Narratives of War, 1920â#x80;#x93;1935"" ""Creating National War Museums""""The War Museum as National Museum: The Australian War Museum in Melbourne and Sydney, 1922â#x80;#x93;1935""; ""The Imperial War Museum: Displaying the Empireâ#x80;#x99;s War Effort""; ""Canada: The Dormant Museum, 1920â#x80;#x93;1935""; ""Conclusion: Bedding Down National Narratives""; ""6 Museums, Monuments, and Memory: Exhibiting War as Part of National and Imperial Commemorative Projects Since 1925""; ""The Australian War Memorial Museum and War Commemoration in Australia""; ""The Imperial War Museum and the Landscape of Remembering in Britain""; ""Canada: Memorials and Memory"" ""Conclusion""""Conclusion""; ""Bibliography""
Series Title: Studies in the social and cultural history of modern warfare.
Responsibility: Jennifer Wellington.

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How and why do societies exhibit war? Jennifer Wellington offers an illuminating portrayal of how national and imperial war museums in Britain, Canada and Australia developed diverging narratives of  Read more...

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