Painting war: memory making and australia's official war art scheme, 1916 - 1922
For almost a century the official collection of Great War art held at the Australian War Museum (later the Australian War Memorial) has played an important role in articulating and perpetuating memories of the conflict. Yet, there has been little analysis of how or by whom this collection was created. This thesis seeks to address this gap by exploring the processes by which over two thousand official sketches and paintings were commissioned and acquired from the scheme’s inception in...[Show more]
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