Beaverbrook, Propaganda and Canadian War Art

The Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Queen Street, Exeter EX4 3RX

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Tuesday 02 October 2018
6.30 to 7.30pm
Opening Hours: Bar from 6pm
Admission Fee: £9
Booking recommended
Online or at the garden reception

Dr Kent Fedorowich is Reader in British Imperial History at UWE (Bristol), historical consultant and national adviser for the BBC’s ‘World War One at Home’ series and an adviser to RAMM for the First World War Canadians in Devon exhibition (15 Sep to 6 Jan). His talk focuses on the efforts of the Canadian newspaper publisher and business tycoon, Sir Max Aitken (later Lord Beaverbrook), self-appointed ‘official eye witness’ of Canada’s military achievements in the First World War.

Beaverbrook assembled an impressive array of war artists, photographers and journalists to publicise Canada’s growing prowess to an enthusiastic Canadian audience and a wider imperial readership. Politically influential, Beaverbrook became Britain’s first Minister of Information in early 1918.

The talk examines some of the artists and photographers in the series of exhibitions that toured the United Kingdom in 1918, including at RAMM.

Organised by Friends of Exeter Museums & Art Gallery, registered charity no. 306649. The Friends support the museum with financial help towards acquisitions and conservation. www.exeter.gov.uk/friends, E [email protected].

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