Andrew Robertshaw Talk on 1 Nov 2019 at 3pm
The account of an advisor for movie productions, including documentary "They Shall Not Grow Old" by Peter Jackson
Andrew Robertshaw is a worldwide known historian, Honorary lecturer at University College in London, Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for the First World War Studies at the University of Birmingham and Honorary President of the archaeological group ‘No Man's Land’ (which he helped establish). He has worked as a Curator in several UK museums, has advised on movie productions featuring the First World War and wrote several books. “A Soldier's Life”, “Somme I July 1916: Tragedy and Triumph”, “The Platoon” and “24 Hour Trench” are only a few of his published works. Some of his cinematographic contributions include “War Horse” (directed by Steven Spielberg) and “They Shall Not Grow Old”, a documentary produced and directed by Peter Jackson.
The RCR Museum on Virtual Museums Canada Network
"Topography of Grief. Mapping the Great War Dead in London, ON (1914-1921)" is live on Virtual Museums Canada, Community Stories. This exhibition has been developed in partnership by the museum and MA Public History Program at Western University, 2017 Class.
Like many other Canadian cities, London, Ontario, suffered the impact of the trench warfare fought in Europe between 1914 and 1918. This exhibit explores collective memory and individual grief, by mapping homesteads in mourning, along with official commemorative sites throughout the city today. While unveiling some of the artefacts produced to commemorate or acknowledge the sacrifices, our research also brought forward the next-of-kin, who were subject to a more personal experience of loss.
The exhibition is available in bilingual format.
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