Free Talk - The Art of Remembrance: Bertram Mackennal's Parliamentary War Memorial

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20 October 2014

6-7pm, Tuesday 2 December 2014
Macmillan Room, Portcullis House, House of Commons

Tickets are now available for a free lecture by James Ford on the fascinating history of the Parliamentary War Memorial.

The memorial is an important work by Bertram Mackennal (1863–1931), one of the leading sculptors of the early twentieth century. Unveiled in 1922, it commemorates MPs, Peers and staff who died in the First World War.

James Ford is an Art History PhD Candidate at the University of Nottingham who is based in the Palace of Westminster Curator's Office as part of a collaborative research project.

His talk will explore the memorial’s turbulent history, during which politics, changing artistic concerns and both world wars all left their mark.

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Image: The Parliamentary War Memorial (1922) by Bertram Mackennal (WOA S220)

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Parliament and the First World War

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A collection of materials from the UK Parliament in commemoration of the First World War.