Beyond the Battlefields: Käthe Buchler’s Photographs of Germany in the Great War
Type: Event / Exhibition (temporary)
Location: University of Birmingham, Rotunda Gallery, Aston Webb Building, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, England, B15 2TT.
Date: 20 October 2017 - 14 January 2018
This exhibition focuses on the German amateur photographer Käthe Buchler (1876-1930), whose work forms one of the featured collections of the German Photographic Museum in Braunschweig. This is the first time that her work has been displayed outside Germany. Buchler photographed the German home front during the First World War. Her black & white images feature members of her family and community, wounded soldiers returning from the frontline and the nursing staff who treated them. The photographs will be shown alongside images, documents and objects related to the University of Birmingham’s role as a military hospital from 1914-1918 and the members of staff who were involved in the conflict.
There will also be another display of work by Käthe Buchler on display at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery from October 20 - January 14, featuring photographs of women and children.
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.
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