WWI: Love and Sorrow Symposium

Registrations are now open for Museum Victoria’s War & Emotions symposium, which is being held at the Melbourne Museum in September in association with the exhibition WWI: Love & Sorrow.

Families take centre stage in War and Emotions. This intimate WWI family portrait was taken by Berry & Co, Wellington. Purchased 1998 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds. Te Papa.

The symposium will explore new perspectives and understandings of the emotional and physical impacts of World War I. The symposium will feature international keynote speakers Dr Tracey Loughran of Cardiff University and Professor Michael Roper of the University of Essex, as well as presenters and delegates from universities and museums across Australia. The presenters will:

  • consider shifts in the representation of World War I during the centenary of the conflict;
  • discuss the effectiveness of an emotional and emotive representation of the war through exhibition; and
  • reflect on the possibility of a new, more sensitive and nuanced narrative about the war, in which families and individuals can take centre stage.

Further information: http://museumvictoria.com.au/melbournemuseum/whatson/war-and-emotions-symposium/

Date: Thursday 17 September – Friday 18 September 2015
Venue: Melbourne Museum
Cost: $165 full; $126.50 concession

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