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Exhibiting the war: war museums and memorials

Books for discussion

Catalogues of War Museums

Core Texts

Cornish, Paul, ‘’Sacred Relics’. Objects in the Imperial War Museum 1917- 39, in Nicholas J. Saunders (ed.), Matters of Conflict. Material Culture, Memory and the First World War (London, New York, 2004, pp. 35-50.

Sherman, Daniel J., ‘Objects of Memory: History and Narrative in French War Museums’, French Historical Studies 19 (1995), pp. 49-74. JSTOR

Whitmarsh, Andrew, ‘”We will remember them”. Memory and Commemoration in War Museums, Journal of Conservation and Museum Studies 7 (2001), pp. 1-15. WWW

Further Reading

Kane, Kathryn, Visions of War: Hollywood combat films of World War II (Ann Arbor, 1982).

Mayo, James M., ‘War Memorials as Political Memory’, Geographical Review, 78 (1988), pp. 62-75.

Schleifman, Nurit, ‘Moscow's Victory Park: A Monumental Change’, History and Memory, 13 (2001), pp. 5-34. JSTOR

Young, James E., ‘The Biography of a Memorial Icon: Nathan Rapoport’s Warsaw Ghetto Monument’, Representations, 26 (1989), pp. 69-106. JSTOR