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Florence Priscilla (née McLaren), Lady Norman (1881-1964), Trustee of Imperial War Museum and Justice of the Peace for London; wife of Sir Henry Norman, 1st Bt; daughter of 1st Baron Aberconway

Sitter in 5 portraits
During the war Lady Norman helped run a hospital in France for which she was awarded the 1914 Star and mentioned in despatches. Her greatest achievement was to ensure that the contribution women had made towards the war was not forgotten. She was connected to the Imperial War Museum from its inception in 1917, acting as chairman of the Women's Work Committee which acquired works for the fledgling Museum and formed its first collections policy. In 1919, Lady Norman commissioned Sir John Lavery to paint twelve paintings recording the work women had done in France. She served on the museum's first board of trustees in 1920 and continued her affiliation with the museum until her death.

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Florence Priscilla (née McLaren), Lady Norman

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 5 January 1917
NPG x68899


Florence Priscilla (née McLaren), Lady Norman

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 5 January 1917
NPG x68900


Florence Priscilla (née McLaren), Lady Norman

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 5 January 1917
NPG x68901


Florence Priscilla (née McLaren), Lady Norman

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
platinotype on photographer's card mount, 1920
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG x15512

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