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15 November 2018REMEMBERING THE FIRST WORLD WAR 1918 - 2018
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REMEMBERING THE FIRST WORLD WAR 1918 - 2018 Dr Patricia Andrew, curator, lecturer, researcher and writer Thursday 15 November 2018

This lecture looks at a century of remembering and commemorating the First World War across Scotland and the UK. War memorials erected after the conflict - sometimes too familiar to be properly appreciated - are often surprisingly original, direct and powerful in their images. The work of individual war artists also showed the War's lasting influence, while poetry by those who wrote during wartime, or in its aftermath, has often been discovered, or re-discovered, much later in the century. Many contributions to the war effort, overlooked at the time, have now been more fully recognized; and the voices of conscientious objectors have now been fully heard. The act of remembering changes as decades have passed and will continue to change in the future.

Dr Patricia Andrew holds degrees from Nottingham and Edinburgh Universities. She worked as a curator of museum and galleries in Sussex, Essex and Durham before returning to Scotland as Assistant Director of the Scottish Museums Council. She is now a consultant, lecturer and writer, and lectures regularly for the National Galleries of Scotland and other organisations including cruise lines.

Her research has centred principally on British and italian art and culture in the 18th century, and Scottish art of all periods. Her recent book on 20th century Scottish war art won the 2015 'Scottish History Book of the Year' award.