Topography of Grief. Mapping the Great War Dead in London, ON

Image of a group of soldiers with a building in the background.
Topography of Grief. Mapping the Great War Dead in London, ON
Until November 20, 2020

"Topogragraphy of Grief. Mapping the Great War Dead in London, ON (1914-1921)" is ready to launch under Virtual Museums Canada, Community Stories. This exhibition has been developed in partnership by the museum and MA Public History Program at Western University, 2017 Class.
Like many other Canadian cities, London, Ontario, suffered the impact of the trench warfare fought in Europe between 1914 and 1918. This exhibit explores collective memory and individual grief, by mapping homesteads in mourning, along with official commemorative sites throughout the city today. While unveiling some of the artefacts produced to commemorate or acknowledge the sacrifices, our research also brought forward the next-of-kin, who were subject to a more personal experience of loss.

Location: 
virtual exhibition
Target Audience: 
local community; military
Fee: 
no fee
Sponsor(s): 
n/a
Partner(s): 
Virtual Museums Canada; Department of History, UWO
Tags: 
#ldnmuse; #FWW; #RememberThem; #RCRHistory