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Clarissa Howe Library and Museum assistant with the World War One exhibition at Harborough Museum

Clarissa Howe Library and Museum assistant with the World War One exhibition at Harborough Museum

 

An exhibition featuring objects from the First World War and thought-provoking war art has opened in Harborough.

The new display, called Drawn to Danger: The Art of War, opened at Harborough Museum on July 31 and runs until November 15.

It explores pieces by First World War artist Frank Brangwyn alongside the work of contemporary war artists such as Jules George, Matthew Cook and Arabella Dorman who have documented recent conflicts first-hand.

As well as artwork the exhibition includes objects from the Great War.

Catherine English, the museum’s local heritage officer, said: “The exhibition captures events on the battlefield, the human consequences on civilians and the armed forces, and the devastating impact on the surrounding landscape. The contrasting styles show how artists have used their skills to move the hearts and minds while others show us the horror of war in the hope of preventing further conflicts.”

Objects include a khaki Army jacket worn by JJ Carter, of Lubenham, while he served with the Lancashire Fusiliers in France, a collection of items used by Thomas Alcock, including a note detailing how and where they were used, brass artillery shells, letters, a bayonet and medals.

The museum is based inside The Symington Building in Adam and Eve Street, and is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10am to 6pm, on Wednesdays from 1pm to 6pm and on Saturdays from 10am to 4pm.

 

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