Pantomimes, Postcards and Periodicals: A Historical Review marking the Centenary of the Imperial War Museum’s Library
07 Nov 2017, 17:30 to 07 Nov 2017, 19:30
History of Libraries
Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB
Sarah Paterson , Imperial War Museum Library, London
The First World War had a massive impact on British society and the Imperial War Museum was established in March 1917 with the function of being both a place of record of all types of wartime activity and a memorial. The library was an integral part of IWM from the very start, collecting reference materials to make sense of and place the exhibits in context, and to allow both staff and public to conduct detailed research. As well as an overview over the last hundred years, I will be highlighting some of the gems from this extremely wide-ranging collection.
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