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Beyond the Battlefields: Käthe Buchler’s Photographs of Germany in the Great War

Type:   Event / Exhibition (temporary)

Location:   Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, West Midlands, England, B3 3DH.

Date:   20 October 2017 - 14 January 2018


This exhibition focuses on the amateur photographer Käthe Buchler, whose work forms one of the featured collections of the German Photographic Museum in Braunschweig, Lower Saxony. Buchler photographed the German home front during the First World War. Her black & white images feature members of her family, working children and a series called ‘women in male-dominated professions’.

There will also be another display of work by Käthe Buchler on display at the University of Birmingham (Rotunda Gallery, Aston Webb building) from October 20 - January 14, featuring photographs of injured soldiers alongside material related to the University’s role as a hospital during the War.

Beyond the Battlefields is a touring exhibition co-organised by the University of Hertfordshire Galleries, Photomuseum Braunschweig and the AHRC funded First World War Engagement Centres at the University of Birmingham (www.voicesofwarandpeace.org) and the University of Hertfordshire (https://everydaylivesinwar.herts.ac.uk). It will tour to the Grosvenor Gallery at the Holden Gallery, Manchester Metropolitan University from 2 February – 1 March 2018 and the University of Hertfordshire Galleries from 15 March – 5 May 2018.

Suitable for Any age


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