Artistic impressions of World War One – online exhibition Visions of War

Auberive 1916 –  Un puits en tranchée Alphonse Robine, Europeana 1914-1918 / Madame Nicole Robine, CC BY-SA

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new Europeana 1914-1918 exhibition: Visions of War. Using archive material from Europeana 1914-1918 and artworks held in museum collections, Visions of War examines how serving soldiers and official war artists depicted conflict on the Western Front.

The exhibition features personal artefacts and stories which people have contributed to Europeana 1914-1918. We would like to thank them and our dedicated community of partners all over Europe. We’d also like to thank the libraries and museums whose collections feature in the exhibition: the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Pinatkotheken, Munich, the Biliothèque national de France, Tate, Londen and the Bibliothèque Municipale de Lyon. Every image in the exhibition is credited and linked to its source. Our credits page also includes a selection of suggested further reading.

The launch of the new online exhibition kicks off the Europeana 1914-1918 Centenary Tour, a campaign to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War. Through a series of on and offline activities and publications, we will build further on the work of Europeana 1914-1918 since its start in 2011. Every month we will highlight a different part of the Europeana World War One collection. We start in March with a focus on Denmark and the related stories. In May the National History Museum in Athens will be hosting a Transcribathon. Keep an eye on our specially dedicated social media (Facebook and Twitter) for the latest information about activities and events. This campaign is closely linked to the European Year of Cultural Heritage.

Image from a story contributed to Europeana 1914-1918 by Pascal Soares, CC BY-SA


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