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First World War

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Charting a Life: MacDonald Gill, who designed the inscriptions that form an egalitarian monument to the British and Commonwealth fallen of two world wars

The first biography of ‘Max’ Gill reveals the versatile talent of an artist who was a master of lettering and murals and a standout mapmaker-artist

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Biography of the artist John Nash—victim of the Younger Brother Syndrome—redresses the balance

Book shows that John Nash was a remarkable artist overshadowed by his elder sibling, Paul

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Lost libraries and broken Buddhas: war, iconoclasm and social media

The history of cultural destruction as a propaganda tool

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Conservation

Reims repairs its war damage, a century on

Restoration of the cathedral is due to be completed in 2015

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Features

The British Museum’s battle on the home front during the First World War

The museum’s archive reveals how air raids threatened the collection and George V intervened to stop the building being requisitioned

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Exhibitions

Art from the Great War on display at the Leopold Museum

“The art world did not stand still between 1914 and 1918”

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News

Great War memorials go online for first time

The project has already documented around 2,000 works

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Exhibitions

National Portrait Gallery joins a season of shows marking the centenary of the Great War

Our pick of the exhibitions commemorating the First World War

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Russia

The Ratnaya Palata gets a fresh start with new WWI museum

Russia sets sights on high-tech war museum without a Marxist-Leninist bias

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Museums

The stench of war lingers in Dresden's Museum of Military History thanks to Sissel Tolaas

Visitors to the museum can sample the smell of World War I

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Restitution

Swedish museum faces Russian restitution claim

The Konstmuseum in Malmö allegedly kept works lent to the gallery before the outbreak of the First World War

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Exhibitions

Weapons of mass dissemination: The propaganda of war on show at the Wolfsonian

Florida International University presents a brilliantly curated tour of the First and Second World Wars

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Kazimir Malevich

This summer, the "Kasimir Malevich: Suprematism" exhibition is to travel from Germany to the USA

Organised by the Guggenheim Foundation and the Menil Foundation, works presenting the Russian avant-garde's embrace of abstract art will be displayed

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Anthem for doomed youth: Exhibition on twelve soldier poets of World War I on at the Imperial War Museum London

Major war artists get a look in too, making this a must see

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Canadian war art on tour

“Battle lines: Canadian artists in the field, 1917-19” is on show now at Canada House

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To see or not to see: Parisian exhibition documents the history of war photography

The Museum of Contemporary History provides historical explanations for why war photographers took the pictures that they did

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Books: Modernism behind the Iron Curtain and in wartime Paris

The progress of Modernism in the Communist States and the response of the French Avant-garde to World War I are examined in these two books

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Books: Wyndham Lewis and the art of modern war

This collection positions Lewis as an “anti-war war artist”