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2014 - 2018 marks the centenary of the First World War. The V&A is commemorating these dates with a series of displays and talks looking at how the world of art and design responded to this devastating conflict.

Print of the Month (WWI)
Print of the Month (WWI)

Thu 09 January 2014–Tue 23 December 2014

DISPLAY: Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson 1889–1946. Returning to the Trenches, 1916, Etching and drypoint.

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Beatrix Potter: the Land, the Seasons and the War (WWI)
Beatrix Potter: the Land, the Seasons and the War (WWI)

Tue 21 January 2014–Sun 12 October 2014

DISPLAY: A year after Beatrix Potter married and moved to live full time in her beloved Lake District, the First World War broke out. As a farmer and land owner, she came to experience the changes the war brought to rural life in Britain.

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Memoirs of an Infantry Officer: Paul Hogarth Illustrates Siegfried Sassoon (WWI)
Memoirs of an Infantry Officer: Paul Hogarth Illustrates Siegfried Sassoon (WWI)

Tue 21 January 2014–Sun 12 October 2014

DISPLAY: In 1981 Paul Hogarth made a series of vivid illustrations for Siegfried Sassoon’s Memoirs of an Infantry Officer, first published 50 years earlier.

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This Time in History: What Escapes, by Rose Frain (WWI)
This Time in History: What Escapes, by Rose Frain (WWI)

Wed 09 July 2014–Sun 01 February 2015

DISPLAY: As a contribution to the V&A’s centenary reflections on the outbreak of war, the distinguished artist Rose Frain creates an installation for the National Art Library.

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Russian Avant-garde Theatre: War Revolution and Design (WWI)
Russian Avant-garde Theatre: War Revolution and Design (WWI)

Sat 18 October 2014–Sun 25 January 2015

DISPLAY: This display reveals twenty years of radical and revolutionary designs for performance against the backdrop of the First World War and the Russian Revolutions.

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The Shadow of 1914 - British architecture and design, 1900 - 1925
The Shadow of 1914 - British architecture and design, 1900 - 1925

Sat 22 November 2014 10:30

CONFERENCE: For one hundred years, the architecture of Britain in the decades either side of 1914 has been neglected by scholars and largely viewed in negative terms.

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Event - This Time in History: What Escapes, by Rose Frain (WWI)

Wed 09 July 2014–Sun 01 February 2015

DISPLAY: As a contribution to the V&A’s centenary reflections on the outbreak of war, the distinguished artist Rose Frain creates an installation for the National Art Library.

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