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For Liberty: American Jewish Experience in WWI, National WWI Museum and Memorial, Kansas City, USA, Until 11 November 2018

https://www.theworldwar.org/explore/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/liberty-american-jewish-experience-wwi Hailed as “remarkably prescient” by the New York Times, this special exhibition examines the American Jewish battlefield and homefront participation through a series of remarkable stories and objects. Featured items including Irving Berlin’s draft registration card and the handwritten draft of the Balfour Declaration, which eventually paved the way for the establishment of the Jewish… Read more »

Traces of War: WWI Archaeology
In Flanders Fields Museum, Ieper, Belgium, Until 30 September 2018

http://www.inflandersfields.be/en/traces-of-war-wwi-archaeology By the end of the First World War the front line landscape had been turned into a huge wilderness. When people returned after the conflict they were faced with the tremendous challenge of reconstructing the region and making it habitable. The traces of war were then erased to become part of the archaeological soil… Read more »

Gewalt und geschlecht: Männlicher Krieg – Weiblicher Frieden? – Gender and violence: War is for Men – Peace is for Women?, 
Militärhistorisches Museum der Bundeswehr, Dresden, Germany, Until 30 October 2018

https://www.mhmbw.de/tempexhibition/genderandviolence Are violence and the capability to use violence a matter of gender? Is “female” an equivalent to “weak” and “male” an equivalent to “soldierly”? Or is what is considered a typical male and female (violent) behaviour the consequence of societal rules and traditions which are subject to change?  The Museum of Military History is… Read more »

African Soldier, Imperial War Museum London, UK
21st, September 2018 to 31st March 2019

https://www.iwm.org.uk/events/african-soldier The First World War was waged between empires that were global in their ambitions and reach. Between 1914 and 1918, millions of African soldiers served in long, colonial campaigns that spanned the whole of the African continent, contributing to victories throughout the First World War. In addition to this fighting, African soldiers from British,… Read more »

Pou Kanohi New Zealand at War, Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland, New Zealand, Permanent exhibition

http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/war-memorial/galleries/pou-kanohi-new-zealand-at-war This is the Museum’s first dedicated war memorial space aimed at educating young people about the War and contemplating why 100 years on, it’s still relevant. The interactive gallery is a public learning resource aligned with the school curriculum, aiming to make this significant event in New Zealand history relevant for young people today…. Read more »

Gallipoli: The scale of our war, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand, Until April 2019

https://www.tepapa.govt.nz/visit/exhibitions/gallipoli-scale-our-war In total, 2,779 New Zealanders lost their lives during the Gallipoli campaign in the First World War.  Gallipoli: The scale of our war combines the world of museums with the world-class creative artistry of Weta Workshop to immerse you in the eight-month campaign. The exhibition tells the story through the eyes and words of eight… Read more »

Rā Maumahara New Zealand Wars, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand, Until 19 August 2018

https://www.tepapa.govt.nz/visit/exhibitions/ra-maumahara-new-zealand-wars In the 1860s and early 70s, Māori and colonial forces clashed in a series of brutal conflicts across the central North Island. Tensions over land had been growing for 20 years, as numbers of British settlers soared. Māori staunchly defended their lands and authority, but thousands were killed. The conflicts displaced and impoverished Māori for generations…. Read more »

Gallipoli in Minecraft® at Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland, New Zealand, until 24 January 2016

Gallipoli in Minecraft® at Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland, New Zealand, until 24 January 2016 http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/whats-on/exhibitions/gallipoli-in-minecraft The Gallipoli in Minecraft® exhibition explores the Gallipoli campaign featuring the interactive world of Minecraft® and objects from the Museum’s collections. Minecraft® is a hugely popular online game that is all about breaking and placing blocks. Over the past… Read more »

60 Jahre Bundeswehr (60 Years of the Bundeswehr) at Militärhistorisches Museum der Bundeswehr / Military History Museum, Dresden, Germany, from November 3, 2015

60 Jahre Bundeswehr (60 Years of the Bundeswehr) at Militärhistorisches Museum de Bundeswehr / Military History Museum, Dresden, Germany, from November 3, 2015 http://www.mhmbw.de/sonderausstellungen/60-jahre-bundeswehr   The Bundeswehr was established with the swearing in of the first volunteers on 12 November 1955. This special exhibition combines 60 ‘speaking’ exhibits on a journey through time from 1955… Read more »

The Second Battlefield: Nurses in the First World War at National World War I Museum and Memorial, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, 3 November 2015 – 6 March 2016

The Second Battlefield: Nurses in the First World War at National World War I Museum and Memorial, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, 3 November 2015 – 6 March 2016 https://theworldwar.org Nursing played a crucial role during the First World War. Emergency medical practices evolved enormously during the war years (1914–1918) and thousands more medical workers were… Read more »