Shaping Our Sorrow
100 years ago one of the most devastating wars in history came to an end. Once the fighting ceased, the work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission began: we undertook the mammoth task of commemorating the Empire’s dead across the globe.
This exhibition explores how the Commission provided a physical form and emotional outlet for a nation and world in mourning, combining the visionary talents of architectural, literary and cultural giants of the day. Structured around the theory of the five stages of grief, it gives an insight into the difficult and often controversial decisions that helped to shape remembrance as we know it.
Join us as we follow in the century-old footsteps of those who first braved the battlefields in search of the dead…