Current Displays

A programme of free displays throughout the four-year centenary will provide opportunities to explore a range of themes, sitters and artists associated with the First World War.

Vesta Tilley published by The Philco Publishing Co 1900s NPG x138214

Constance Barbara (née Clark), Lady Baird (later Lady Kennedy)
by Henry Walter ('H. Walter') Barnett
NPG x45254

Women and the First World War

Until 1 October 2015
Room 31

The First World War offered women the unexpected opportunity to work in fields that had previously been open only to men, proving that they could take on roles other than care-giving.

The display fittingly coincides with the hundredth anniversary of the death of Edith Cavell, who was executed in 1915 for helping Allied soldiers escape from Belgium.

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