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Cambrai tank veteran 'Deborah' keeps vigil in new home

22 November 2017

A first glimpse of the Battle of Cambrai veteran Deborah in her final resting place, 100 years after she fought in the first mass tank attack.

First World War Italian campaign photos discovered in Australia

24 October 2017

Centenary News reader Vick Kristoff tells us about his discovery of hundreds of glass photographic negatives revealing scenes from the Italian front in the Great War.

100 Years Ago - Italy defeated at Battle of Caporetto

23 October 2017

The Central Powers launched an offensive against Italy on 24 October 1917, achieving a significant breathrough after more than two years of fighting on the Isonzo river.

'Beyond the Battlefields' - Käthe Buchler’s Photographs of Germany in the Great War

20 October 2017

The work of a German photographer who focussed her camera on the home front is being displayed for the first time outside Germany, at twin UK exhibitions in Birmingham.

'Making a New World' - 2018 Centenary events coming up at IWM

19 October 2017

As well as displaying the Tower of London Poppies, Imperial War Museums announce they will also hold a programme of special events in 2018 to mark the end of the First World War Centenary.

Looking ahead to 2018 - Final venues for Tower Poppies named

19 October 2017

Six cities are to host the Tower of London Poppies in 2018, the last year of their UK tour marking the First World War Centenary.

SS Mendi bell displayed on Isle of Wight this week

17 September 2017

The bell from SS Mendi, the ship sunk in 1917 with the loss of more than 600 black South African troops, is being temporarily displayed on the Isle of Wight from September 25-29.

Surviving Battle of Cambrai tank moves to new home

04 August 2017

'Deborah', the British tank unearthed in France 19 years ago, has arrived at a new museum opening in November 2017 for the Battle of Cambrai Centenary.

Rare Ottoman Great War carpet for Australian War Memorial

11 May 2017

A silk carpet commemorating Turkey's victory over Allied naval power in the Dardanelles in March 1915 has been acquired by the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

Cambrai tank veteran 'Deborah' prepares for Centenary move

08 May 2017

A British tank discovered under the battlefields of Cambrai is about to start its final  journey to a new museum opening for the November 2017 Centenary.

'Away from the Western Front' launches Centenary projects

03 May 2017

Centenary News reports from the opening of 'Away from the Western Front', a new venture to raise awareness of WW1 campaigns in Africa, the Balkans and the Middle East.

Australian Memorial Garden opens in Passchendaele

02 May 2017

The latest commemorative garden to open at the Passchendaele Memorial Park in Belgium honours Australian soldiers of the Great War.

Arras tunnels survey presented for 2017 Centenary

29 April 2017

Surveyors from the University of Otago have carried out a complex study of the First World War tunnels dug beneath Arras by New Zealand troops.

'Canadians in the Great War' - Remembered in France for Arras/Vimy Centenary

07 April 2017

Latest Centenary exhibitions in the Béthune-Bruay area of Northern France focus on Canadian soldiers and Commonwealth air units based in Artois during the First World War.

Canadian War Museum commemorates Battle of Vimy Ridge

07 April 2017

The Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, is marking the Battle of Vimy Ridge Centenary with upgrades to its existing Vimy display, and a special 100th anniversary exhibition, Vimy – Beyond the Battle.

'In Sacrifice for Liberty and Peace' - US Centennial report from Kansas City

06 April 2017

CN contributor Dr Jillian Davidson reports from the April 6 commemorations marking the 2017 Centennial of US entry into World War I.

'Fields of Battle Through Canadian Eyes' - Arras Centenary Exhibition

29 March 2017

The French city of Arras is hosting a touring exhibition of Canadian First World War art at the Musée des beaux-arts as part of the Battle of Arras Centenary commemorations.

Royal Navy Museum conference charts Jutland legacy

26 March 2017

A three-day international conference exploring the legacy and wider impact of the Battle of Jutland has been announced by Britain's National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth.

'Congress and the World Wars'- Capitol Hill marks Centennial

22 March 2017

America's entry into WW1 in 1917 is being commemorated with an exhibition at the US Capitol Visitor Center, highlighting the response of Congress to both world wars.

'1917 - How One Year Changed the World': US Jewish history museum exhibition

21 March 2017

A centennial exhibition exploring the dramatic events of 1917 that reshaped America's role in the world has opened at the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia.

Passchendaele Centenary opening for 'Zonnebeke Church Dugout'

17 March 2017

A preserved WW1 dugout will be specially opened to the public for the Battle of Passchendaele Centenary in 2017, the Memorial Museum Passchendaele announces.

Royal opening for 'Women and the Royal Navy' centenary exhibition

13 March 2017

Princess Anne has opened a centenary exhibition at the Royal Navy Museum, Portsmouth, dedicated to the role of women in the British navy.

Three more WW1 Victoria Crosses displayed at the Australian War Memorial

07 March 2017

Victoria Cross medals awarded to three Australian soldiers in 1917-18 have been added to the Centenary display in the Australian War Memorial's Hall of Valour.

100 Years Ago: The Imperial War Museum founded during WW1

05 March 2017

The Imperial War Museum was founded on 5 March 1917 when the British Government approved a proposal for a national museum to record events taking place while the First World War was still being fought.  

'Posters as Munitions, 1917' - Centennial exhibition at US WW1 museum

27 February 2017

A special exhibition illustrating the use of the poster as a propaganda weapon has opened at the National World War I Museum in Kansas City, Missouri.

France prepares for Battle of Chemin des Dames Centenary

10 February 2017

Commemorations will be taking place in the Aisne region at Easter to mark the centenary of the First World War battle that shook French morale to the core in April 1917.

US national ceremony to mark WWI Centennial - April 2017

08 February 2017

America will commemorate the centenary of its entry into the First World War with a national ceremony on April 6, the US WWI Centennial Commission announces.

War artist Wyndham Lewis to feature in IWM's 2017 Centenary events

27 January 2017

A major retrospective devoted to the First World War work of modernist painter Wyndham Lewis is among the special exhibitions announced for Imperial War Museums' Centenary year.

US WWI Museum seeks your vote on historic Great War posters

25 January 2017

Ahead of a new war poster exhibition, the National World War I Museum, Kansas City, is holding a global ballot to find the most popular choice with the public.

Poppy seeds highlight WW1 Centennial on US Inauguration Day

21 January 2017

US Centennial Commission volunteers handed out Flanders poppy seeds during the Presidential inauguration in Washington to raise awareness of America's forthcoming Great War commemorations.

'Women and the Royal Navy: Pioneers to Professionals' - Exhibition opening February 2017

16 January 2017

The role of women in the British navy will be highlighted in a centenary exhibition opening at the National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth, in February.

'The Earth Remembers' - Arras honours New Zealand tunnellers for 2017 Centenary

11 January 2017

A new memorial honouring New Zealand's WW1 tunnellers is due to be inaugurated during the Battle of Arras Centenary commemorations in France in April 2017.  

Visitor numbers at US National World War I Museum hit another record

09 January 2017

More than 300,000 people visited the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City in 2016, setting a new record for the third year in a row.

Was Jutland the battle that won the First World War? - Debate

08 January 2017

British and German naval historians will answer questions about the Battle of Jutland in a public debate organised by the National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth, on 2 February 2017.

'A legacy for future generations' - Auckland Museum's new remembrance gallery

02 December 2016

A new gallery for New Zealanders to discover and commemorate those who've served their country in war has opened at Auckland War Memorial Museum.

WW1 soldier's Victoria Cross donated to Australian War Memorial

30 November 2016

A Victoria Cross awarded to New Zealand-born soldier Lawrence Carthage Weathers has gone on permanent display at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

Lens' 14-18 Museum hosts November 2016 Armistice commemorations

04 November 2016

A weekend of Armistice commemorations at the Lens'14-18 Museum will include a torchlight ceremony at the new 'Ring of Remembrance' memorial overlooking the former battlefields of Artois.

'World War I and American Art' - Centennial exhibition launching in Philadelphia

03 November 2016

The first major exhibition devoted to exploring how American artists reacted to the First World War opens this week at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Philadelphia.

Canadian War Museum acquires ship’s wheel from Halifax blast survivor HMCS Niobe

22 October 2016

One of the few surviving artefacts from an historic Canadian warship caught up in a First World War disaster is joining the Canadian War Museum's collections in Ottawa.

November exhibition focuses on New Zealand brothers' WW1 naval sketches

06 October 2016

Rare drawings of the First World War at sea by brothers Esmond and Hal Atkinson will be displayed at an exhibition in Petone, New Zealand, from 3-23 November 2016.

'The World Remembers' - 1916 memorial event opens

30 September 2016

The Canadian War Museum is among 60 institutions globally hosting the 2016 screening of The World Remembers' - a video project commemorating the dead of the Great War.

Wreck of Jutland warship HMS Warrior found in North Sea

28 September 2016

Marine archaeologists have discovered the last missing wreck from the Battle of Jutland, 100 years after the biggest naval clash of the First World War.

Lincolnshire WW1 aviation project ready for take-off with UK lottery grant

26 September 2016

A centenary project in Lincolnshire has been awarded a £423,500 grant from the UK's Heritage Lottery Fund for a project highlighting the county's role in pioneering First World War aviation.

WW1 Tank Centenary - Tank display marks historic 1916 attack

15 September 2016

100 years after the first tanks rolled into action, a replica First World War British tank took up positions in the heart of London for the September 15 Centenary.

'North Carolina & World War I' - US Centennial exhibition in 2017

09 September 2016

A multimedia exhibition marking the centennial of America's entry into the First World War opens at the North Carolina Museum of History, Raleigh, in April next year.

'Understanding the Great War' - education resource launched in US

25 August 2016

The United States WWI Centennial Commission and America’s National World War I Museum & Memorial have teamed up to create a new online teaching resource aimed at increasing awareness of the Great War.

Surviving HMS Falmouth naval boat to be restored at Portsmouth

21 August 2016

A ship's boat from the British cruiser HMS Falmouth, torpedoed in the North Sea in August 1916, has arrived at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard for restoration.

'Ambulance Trains' - UK rail museum explores WW1 hospitals on wheels

15 July 2016

A new exhibition focussing on the ambulance trains used to transport wounded First World War soldiers has opened at Britain's National Railway Museum in York.

'Wounded' - Somme Centenary exhibition explores WW1 medical advances

29 June 2016

Centenary News visits a new exhibition at the Science Museum in London, highlighting the medical challenges posed by the advent of industrialised warfare in 1914-18. 

Australia's first Western Front VC displayed in Canberra

27 June 2016

The Australian War Memorial is displaying the medals of Private William 'Bill' Jackson VC as part of centenary commemorations marking Australia's role on the Western Front.

Canadian War Museum focus on WW1 legacy in Newfoundland & Labrador

17 June 2016

Photo exhibitions launched at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, ahead of the Battle of the Somme Centenary, highlight the impact of the First World War on Newfoundland and Labrador.

Centennial expansion for US WWI Museum

14 June 2016

The US National World War I Museum in Kansas City talks to CN's Patrick Gregory about plans for major expansion of its gallery space.  

'WWI’s Greatest Sea Battle' - Jutland Centenary exhibition at UK National Maritime Museum

28 May 2016

As commemorations get underway to mark the Jutland Centenary, a new exhibition examining the battle has just opened at the National Maritime Museum in London. 

Jutland Centenary - IWM call to share remembrance online

21 May 2016

Ahead of the Battle of Jutland Centenary, the public are being to urged discover and share stories of the men who fought on Imperial War Museums' digital memorial, Lives of the First World War.

UK navy museum explores 'misunderstood' Battle of Jutland

19 May 2016

Britain's Royal Navy Museum has opened its major Centenary exhibition '36 Hours: Jutland 1916, The Battle that Won the War' at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

'Jutland: The Unfinished Battle' - Centenary exhibition in Germany

11 May 2016

A special exhibition opens at the Deutches Marinemuseum on May 29th 2016 as part of a weekend of remembrance in Wilhelmshaven marking the centenary of the Skagerrakschlacht/Battle of Jutland.

'Her Side of the War' - Women at the front remembered in Flanders

10 May 2016

The stories of women who contributed to the Allied war effort are highlighted in Flanders with a special programme of events entitled 'Her Side of the War.'

'They shall not pass' - US WWI Museum highlights Verdun & the Somme

06 May 2016

The Battles of Verdun and the Somme are the focus for a new exhibition opening today (May 6th 2016) at the National World World War I Museum in Kansas City, Missouri.

Centenary update: Jutland debate postponed at UK Navy Museum

27 April 2016

A Battle of Jutland debate - scheduled for May 9th 2016 at the National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth - has been postponed.

IWM focus on historic Somme film for 2016 Centenary

22 April 2016

The pioneering documentary,The Battle of the Somme, is at the centre of Imperial War Museums' events marking the centenary of the 1916 offensive.

Jellicoe family items for display at UK navy museum's Jutland exhibition

21 April 2016

Uniform and medals belonging to Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, British commander at the Battle of Jutland, will go on display as part of the National Museum of the Royal Navy's forthcoming centenary exhibition.

America's volunteers - new exhibition at US National World War I Museum

14 April 2016

The many roles of American volunteers in the Great War are highlighted in a new exhibition at the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri.

Major Austrian exhibition marks Emperor Franz Joseph death centenary

07 April 2016

Emperor Franz Joseph's 68-year reign is re-examined with simultaneous exhibitions in and around Vienna marking the centenary of his death during the First World War.

'Forgotten Wrecks' project finds German WW1 warships in Portsmouth

01 April 2016

Archaeologists have identifed the remains of two German First World War destroyers in Portsmouth Harbour, home of Britain's Royal Navy.

National Museum of Ireland exhibition marks 1916 Centenary

25 March 2016

The events of the Easter Rising are told in a new centenary exhibition at the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin.

Somme Centenary - 2016 cultural programme at Péronne WW1 museum

21 March 2016

Conferences focussing on the German occupation of the Somme and France's role in the 1916 offensive feature in a centenary cultural programme organised by the Museum of the Great War, Péronne.

Update on Jutland 1916 exhibition at UK National Maritime Museum

15 March 2016

A bugle presented to a boy sailor wounded at Jutland will be among objects displayed at the National Maritime Museum's centenary exhibition, illustrating changing views of the 1916 battle from both sides.

New Zealand Home Front exhibition opens in Auckland

03 March 2016

The differing experiences of New Zealanders left at home during the First World War are explored in the latest centenary exhibition at Auckland War Memorial Museum.

Online project to share stories of British sailors at the Battle of Jutland

29 February 2016

Britain's Royal Navy Museum has launched a digital project to map stories of sailors who fought at the Battle of Jutland in 1916.

Museum honouring Verdun's fallen reopens after €12.5m centenary renovation

21 February 2016

Verdun's Memorial Museum is reopening after major redevelopment, part of events today remembering the devastating offensive launched by German troops in eastern France on February 21st 1916.

France prepares for Verdun Centenary - February 2016

08 February 2016

France embarks on a year of commemorations in February 2016, marking the Centenary of the Battle of Verdun. 

Bids sought to host Tower of London poppies in 2017

01 February 2016

The UK WW1 Centenary arts programme, 14-18 NOW, is inviting expressions of interest from locations wanting to host the Tower of London poppy sculptures in 2017.

Centenary update - Navy Museum to challenge 'belief Jutland was a German victory'

24 January 2016

The National Museum of the Royal Navy says its Jutland Centenary exhibition, opening on May 19th 2016, will challenge "the belief that the battle was a German victory." 

Focus on Marmolada Grande Guerra: Italian museum remembering Alpine war

27 December 2015

Centenary News profiles Marmolada Grande Guerra, a museum remembering Italian and Austro-Hungarian troops who fought in the ice and snow of the Dolomite Mountains.

From Scapa Flow to Portsmouth - Jutland guns to feature at 2016 centenary exhibition

18 December 2015

Guns that saw action at the Battle of Jutland will be among exhibits at the National Museum of the Royal Navy's centenary exhibition, opening in May 2016. 

Gallipoli warship draws 50,000th visitor

05 December 2015

The restored Gallipoli gunboat, HMS M.33, has attracted 50,000 visitors since opening four months ago, the UK's National Museum of the Royal Navy has announced.

Tower of London Poppies - 2016 UK display venues announced

30 November 2015

The Tower of London poppy installations, Wave and Weeping Window, will next be displayed in Lincoln, Perth and Caernarfon, UK WW1 Centenary art commissioning body 14-18 NOW has announced.

Centenary News focus on new Lens 14-18 museum in France

29 November 2015

Centenary News profiles Lens' 14-18 - Centre d'Histoire Guerre et Paix, a museum opened in 2015 to remember all those who fought in Northern France during the Great War.

Navy museum's £25,000 appeal to restore sketch of teenage Victoria Cross sailor

25 November 2015

Britain's Royal Navy Museum has started a crowdfunding campaign to raise £25,000 for restoring a sketch of Jack Cornwell, the 16-year-old sailor posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross after the Battle of Jutland.

'An Oasis in a World Gone Crazy' - London exhibition remembers Talbot House in WW1

28 October 2015

Centenary News visits a new exhibition in London, paying tribute to 'Tubby' Clayton and Talbot House, the 'home from home' he created for British soldiers behind the lines in Belgium in 1915.

Jutland Centenary - UK navy museum to mark 'defining naval battle' of First World War

23 October 2015

Britain's National Museum of the Royal Navy has announced a major exhibition next year marking the centenary of the Battle of Jutland.

UK National Maritime Museum announces exhibition on Battle of Jutland

07 October 2015

The exhibition, called 'Jutland: the Battle and its Legacies', will run from 20 May 2016 to 2018.

First World War Victoria Cross presented to the Australian War Memorial

22 September 2015

The medals of Australia’s most decorated First World War soldier are to go on display at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

French maritime museum explores the Mediterranean sea war of WW1

18 September 2015

A new exhibition at France's National Maritime Museum in Toulon invites visitors to discover the 'still unknown' role of sea power during the First World War. 

Battle of Jutland ensigns unveiled at UK Navy Museum

05 September 2015

Ensigns flown by British warships at the Battle of Jutland are being readied for display as part of a major centenary exhibition at the National Museum of the Royal Navy in 2016.

'Entangled Islands' - New Zealand/Sāmoa WW1 exhibition displayed in Sāmoan capital

22 August 2015

Auckland War Memorial Museum's exhibition exploring the First World War history of New Zealand and Sāmoa has gone on display at the Museum of Sāmoa in Apia.

Gallipoli veteran HMS M.33 opens on centenary of August offensive

08 August 2015

Britain's only surviving warship from the Gallipoli campaign has opened to the public after a £2.5 million restoration project at the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth.

'The Road to Bletchley Park' - pioneer codebreakers of WW1 revealed

05 August 2015

The story of how Britain's codebreaking skills were pioneered during the First World War is explored in a new exhibition at Bletchley Park.

Help remember every soldier who fought at Battle of the Somme - IWM

03 August 2015

Ahead of the Somme Centenary, Imperial War Museums is appealing for help to complete the stories of soldiers who fought in the 1916 battle on its digital memorial, Lives of the First World War.

First World War 'sound mirrors' restored on White Cliffs of Dover

30 July 2015

Two First World War sound mirrors can now be seen on Engand's Kent coast as part of a newly-opened National Trust site exploring Second World War tunnels.

Rare WW1 portraits by Hilda Rix Nicholas join Australian War Memorial collection

27 July 2015

The Australian War Memorial has acquired a rare collection of portraits by an Australian artist whose work was inspired by her own loss during the First World War. 

£4.89 million awarded to RAF Museum for Royal Air Force Centenary

26 July 2015

Britain's RAF Museum has been awarded a lottery grant of almost £5million to take forward the next phase of its centenary programme, “The First 100 Years”. 

Gallipoli Centenary - last surviving British warship opens in Portsmouth August 6

17 July 2015

A restored British warship from the Gallipoli campaign officially opens on August 6th 2015, the centenary of the last major Allied offensive at Gallipoli.

Budapest exhibition opens for Great War Centenary

13 July 2015

Hungary's role in the First World War is explored in a Centenary exhibition which has opened in Budapest.

Somme museum explores legacy of pioneering Great War plastic surgery

08 July 2015

Surgical techniques pioneered during the First World War to reconstruct faces shattered by injury are explored in a new exhibition at France's Museum of the Great War in Péronne.

1915 UK Merchant Navy records go online for WW1 Centenary

30 June 2015

The names of hundreds of thousands of seafarers who kept Britain supplied in 1915, the first full year of the Great War, can be searched online for the first time.

Centenary Talbot House Rose blooms for Lord Mayor of London

16 June 2015

A rose marking the Centenary of Talbot House, the First World War British soldiers' club in Flanders, has been presented to the Lord Mayor of London.  

Thousands who refused to take up arms remembered online by IWM

15 May 2015

The names of 16,500 conscientious objectors were added to the Imperial War Museum's Centenary memorial website today (May 15th 2015) - International Conscientious Objectors Day. 

London lecture to examine lessons of 1918 flu pandemic

02 May 2015

The influenza pandemic which spread across the world with devastating results in the final months of the Great War will be discussed at a lecture in London on May 13th 2015.

WW1 flight pioneer's office 'reopens' at RAF Museum

28 April 2015

The office of British aviation pioneer Claude Grahame-White has been meticulously recreated by the Royal Air Force Museum, using a sole surviving photo from 1915.

'Gallipoli: from the Depths to the Trenches' - exhibition in Istanbul

27 April 2015

An exhibition marking the centenary of the Gallipoli campaign, curated by Turkish documentary maker Savaş Karakaş, runs at the Isbank Museum, Istanbul, until August 15th 2015.

Royal Air Force Museum receives £2.5 million grant to fund centenary programme

16 April 2015

The Royal Air Force Museum has been awarded a £2.5 million grant to support its programme of centenary events.

Namibia explores impact of colonial South-West Africa campaign

11 April 2015

Museums in Namibia are developing an education project with UK funding to highlight how the First World War shaped the country's history.

Irish government launches year of commemorations for 1916 Easter Rising

07 April 2015

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny launches Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme to commemorate 1916 Easter Rising.

Mons remembers wartime occupation with new museum

06 April 2015

A former waterworks in Mons has been transformed into a new museum dedicated to remembering the wartime occupations of the Belgian city, and its historic role at the start and finish of Britain's First World War campaign.

Major Lusitania exhibition opens at Merseyside Maritime Museum, Liverpool

27 March 2015

'Lusitania: Life, Loss and Legacy' opens at the Merseyside Maritime Museum, Liverpool, today (March 27th 2015) to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the liner, Lusitania, by a German U-boat.

Ministry of Munitions exhibition opens in Manchester

27 March 2015

An exhibition exploring the First World War role of Britain's Ministry of Munitions, and the contribution of industry in Manchester, opens at the city's Museum of Science and Industry on March 28th 2015.

Exhibition opening: Dogs of the First World War photographic collection

23 March 2015

New exhibition explores vital role dogs played during the war years.

Faces of Conflict: Exeter exhibition explores impact of First World War on facial reconstructive surgery and art

20 March 2015

Exeter museum hosts exhibition exploring facial reconstruction surgery and art in the wake of the First World War.

Neuve Chapelle Centenary: Britain's tribute to Indian forces

10 March 2015

As well as India's Centenary commemorations, Britain also honoured the First World War role of Indian soldiers on the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Neuve Chapelle.

'The Home Front, 1917' - Exhibition recalls pride and protest in First World War Canada

02 March 2015

A new exhibition at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa focuses on the domestic demands of the First World War, culminating in a political crisis over conscription.

Italy: Photo display captures sites of the Alpine war

26 February 2015

An exhibition of photos focussing on landmarks of the Alpine war between Italy and Austria-Hungary can be seen at the Italian War History Museum in Rovereto until April 19th 2015.

First World War heavy guns displayed at the Australian War Memorial

23 February 2015

Two rare surviving examples of First World War artillery have gone on display outside the Australian War Memorial to mark the Centenary.

UK Navy Museum launches first 'crowdfunding' appeal for Gallipoli survivor

19 February 2015

Crowdfunding has been adopted by the UK's National Museum of the Royal Navy for the first time to help complete the task of conserving the Gallipoli warship, HMS M.33. 

Legacy of First World War Scottish bagpipers explored in Sutherland

11 February 2015

Musicians and researchers in the north of Scotland are working together to explore the role of music, particularly the bagpipes, during the First World War.

New exhibition in Melbourne celebrating cinema during the First World War

02 February 2015

To mark the Centenary, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), in association with the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, will present 'War Pictures: Australians at the Cinema 1914-1918'.

Trunk discovery reveals British First World War soldier's story

27 January 2015

A trunk containing the belongings of a British First World War soldier has been found at a school in the UK town of Letchworth, after lying forgotten for decades.

Sounds of the First World War play on at museum in the Somme

26 January 2015

An exhibition devoted to the music and sounds of 1914-18 has been extended at the Museum of the Great War in Péronne, close to the Somme battlefields of northern France.

Delhi exhibition to pay tribute to Indian soldiers of World War I

21 January 2015

The Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts has opened 'India and the First World War - Commemorating 100 years of the Great War 1914-1918', a photographic exhibition about Indian soldiers who fought for Britain in WWI

Centenary Update: Hartlepool also marks bombardment with day of commemorations

16 December 2014

As well as events in Scarborough, tributes were also paid today to the 130 people who were killed when German warships attacked the port of Hartlepool on December 16th 1914.

Dassault Aviation to sponsor renovations of the Verdun Memorial

15 December 2014

Dassault Aviation signed a sponsorship agreement with the French First World War Centenary Partnership on December 16th 2014 to help renovate the Verdun Memorial.

Australian War Memorial opens refurbished First World War Galleries

05 December 2014

The Australian War Memorial's redeveloped First World War Galleries have opened to the public, featuring a permanent exhibition, Australia in the Great War.  

Artist and museum collaborate on First World War centenary exhibition

04 December 2014

New Zealand Artist, Michael Parekowhai, has collaborated with Auckland War Memorial Museum for the First World War Centenary Exhibition.

Duke of Edinburgh opens 'First World War in the Air' at the RAF Museum, London

03 December 2014

A new exhibition exploring the rapid growth of air power during the First World War was officially opened by the Duke of Edinburgh today (December 2nd 2014) at the Royal Air Force Museum in London.

New exhibitions at Manchester Art Gallery: 'The Sensory War' and 'Heaven in a Hell of War'

03 December 2014

Two new exhibitions have been launched at Manchester Art Gallery to mark the First World War Centenary: 'The Sensory War 1914-2014' and 'Stanley Spencer: Heaven in a Hell of War'. 

Double honours for First World War soldier's story at IWM film awards

02 December 2014

A film re-imagining the letters sent home by a British First World War soldier as a series of tweets has won two awards at the Imperial War Museum's 2014 Short Film Festival.

'Lusitania: The War at the Mouth of the Mersey' Audio Installation

12 November 2014

Working in association with Merseyside Maritime Museum and the Theatre in the Rough Festival, a group of writers in the Merseyside region of England have researched stories about the Lusitania, and created a series of audio dramas which are currently touring in a bespoke sound installation.

Stonehenge & the First World War - English Heritage Centenary exhibition

07 November 2014

English Heritage opened a special exhibition at Stonehenge on November 5th 2014, telling the story of how soldiers from Britain and the Commonwealth trained for the First World War near this prehistoric site.

'Barcelona, neutral zone (1914-1918)' Exhibition at the Joan Miró Foundation

05 November 2014

The Joan Miró Foundation of Barcelona presents 'Barcelona, neutral zone (1914-1918),' an exhibition that aims to represent the visual Barcelona during the period of the First World War.

'Catch 2039': a campaign to reform historic copyright

05 November 2014

UK cultural institutions are displaying blank paper in their exhibitions to protest restrictive copyright protection laws. The campaign is calling on the UK Government to reduce the term of copyright protection in certain unpublished works. 

'Vu du Front' - Major Centenary exhibition at the Army Museum, Paris

03 November 2014

A major exhibition in Paris, looking at the portrayal of the First World War by those who went to the Front, runs at the Army Museum in Les Invalides until January 25th 2014.

Centenary focus for Imperial War Museum's 2014 short film awards

24 October 2014

Films drawing on the Imperial War Museum's First World War archives are given prominent billing in IWM's Short Film Festival, which opened on October 23rd 2014.

Lange Max Museum opens in Koeklare, Belgium, this weekend

23 October 2014

The Lange Max Museum, a new project focussing on a German aspect of the First World War, opens in Belgium this weekend, October 25/26th 2014.

£11.5m UK lottery grant awarded to transform Battle of Jutland veteran HMS Caroline

21 October 2014

The UK Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded £11.5 million to the National Museum of the Royal Navy and the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to conserve and restore HMS Caroline, the only survivor of the 1916 Battle of Jutland.

Menin Gate Lions arrive at Canadian War Museum for 'Fighting in Flanders' exhibition

19 October 2014

Australia's Menin Gate Lions have been unveiled at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, where they will feature in a Centenary exhibition starting in November 2014.

Sopwith Camel goes aloft for 'First World War in the Air' at RAF Museum in London

04 October 2014

A Sopwith Camel fighter plane has been hoisted into place for the start of the RAF Museum's 'First World War in the Air' exhibition in December 2014.

L'Adieu aux Armes - Roubaix remembers First World War with 4-year art show

03 October 2014

The French city of Roubaix has launched a four-year programme of art exhibitions commemorating the First World War Centenary in a gallery which used to be an art deco swimming pool.

'The Orient in Bohemia?' Prague exhibition remembering First World War Jewish refugees

30 September 2014

The Jewish Museum in Prague focuses on Jewish refugees who fled the Eastern Front with an exhibition running until February 1st 2015.

'Screaming Steel' - Exhibition in UK city of Newcastle captures horrors of the War

24 September 2014

An exhibition examining artistic and literary responses to the horrors suffered by First World War soldiers can be seen at the Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, until December 13th 2014.

Centenary update: London 'Battle Bus' at the Last Post in Ypres

23 September 2014

London Transport Museum's 1914 'Battle Bus' took part in the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate, Ypres, on September 20th 2014 as part of its Centenary tour.

Australian War Memorial's 'Menin Gate Lions' go on loan for Centenary

22 September 2014

A pair of stone lions from the Australian War Memorial in Canberra will be lent to Canada for a First World War Centenary exhibition.

London 'Battle Bus' leaves for Centenary Western Front tour

18 September 2014

London Transport Museum's restored First World War bus has set off on a tour of the former battlefields of Flanders and France.

The Great War as recorded in the arts: an exhibition at London's Morley Gallery

17 September 2014

The Great War, as seen through both the fine and popular arts, is the theme of a Centenary exhibition which runs at the Morley Gallery in London until October 2nd 2014.

Centenary update: remembering the Battle of the Aisne

17 September 2014

Paul Kendall reports for Centenary News on events in France marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Aisne, where trench warfare started in September 1914.

Imperial War Museum announces Centenary global touring exhibition

15 September 2014

The Imperial War Museum is embarking on a new venture to display its First World War collection to a world audience.

Battle of Fromelles Museum opens with tribute to Australia's Western Front sacrifice

21 July 2014

A museum commemorating the First World War Battle of Fromelles has been officially opened at a ceremony attended by Australia's Minister for Veterans' Affairs, Michael Ronaldson.

Centenary conference in Ottawa explores Canadian literature of the First World War

21 July 2014

The Canadian War Museum is marking the 100th anniversary of the First World War with an international conference devoted to Canadian literature of the period.

Historic Vauxhall staff car on show for the First World War Centenary

21 July 2014

A veteran military staff car has been made ready for display by Vauxhall during the UK's First World War Centenary commemorations.

Prince William and David Cameron open Imperial War Museum's new First World War Galleries

18 July 2014

Prince William and the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, have officially opened the new First World War Galleries at the Imperial War Museum in London.

Planes moved across England for RAF Museum's new 'First World War in the Air' exhibition

16 July 2014

Three iconic aircraft have been moved to the Royal Air Force Museum's Cosford site for a new exhibition about the use of air power in the First World War. 

Student winners of Canadian War Museum awards praised for 'impressive understanding' of First World War

14 July 2014

The Canadian War Museum has announced the winners of an annual education award which in 2014 was devoted to the theme of Canada and the First World War.

National Maritime Museum: 'Forgotten Fighters: The First World War at Sea'

11 July 2014

The National Maritime Museum in London is marking the Centenary of the First World War with a new exhibition which highlights the war at sea.

Details of 600,000 Canadians added to Lives of the First World War digital database

04 July 2014

The details of 600,000 Canadian men and women have been added to the Lives of the First World War digital database for people to add pictures and memories.

Pistol used by one of Archduke's assassins on display at Museum of Military History in Vienna

25 June 2014

One of the pistols used by the group of assassins involved in the murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie has returned to the Museum of Military History in Vienna, Austria.

America's National World War I Museum to mark Archduke's assassination

24 June 2014

The National World War I Museum in Kansas City, USA, is holding a ceremony and programme of events on the 28th June to mark the Centenary of Archduke Franz Ferdinand's assassination.

'Tommies on the Aisne' exhibition in France recalls 1914 battle where trench warfare started

23 June 2014

A museum in France is telling the story of British and French military cooperation at the Western Front battle which marked the start of trench warfare in September 1914.

First World War veteran moved into place for new RAF Museum exhibition in London

18 June 2014

One of the most famous fighters of the First World War, a Sopwith Camel, has been moved to a building at the RAF Museum in London dedicated to a new exhibition about the growth of air power.

Australia and Canada to mark First World War Centenary

17 June 2014

Australia's Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, has announced that his country and Canada will co-operate to mark the Centenary of the First World War.

Chancellor Merkel opens special First World War Centenary exhibition in Berlin

03 June 2014

The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has opened a special exhibition marking the Centenary of the First World War at the German Historical Museum in Berlin.

Army Museum at Halifax Citadel opens First World War exhibition

29 May 2014

The Army Museum at Halifax Citadel in Canada has opened an exhibition exploring the First World War to mark the Centenary of the conflict.

Tank Museum marks the Centenary with a new exhibition and events

29 May 2014

The Tank Museum in Dorset, England, has opened its new First World War exhibition: Warhorse to Horsepower. It is also planning to commemorate the Centenary with cavalry, tank and air displays on the 4th August 2014.

Giant painting of First World War naval commanders restored to view at London's National Portrait Gallery

19 May 2014

A vast painting of Britain's First World War naval commanders is back on show at the National Portrait Gallery in London for the first time since the 1960s.

RAF Museum creates new exhibition to tell the 'often overlooked' story of air power in the First World War

15 May 2014

The Royal Air Force Museum is developing a new exhibition to explore the growth of air power in the First World War, from early reconnaissance flights to the coordinated use of aircraft and artillery. 

Exhibition: 'Over By Christmas: August-December 1914' at the National World War I Museum, USA

06 May 2014

A new exhibition at the National World War One Museum in Kansas City examines how the romantic notions of war clashed with the harsh realities of conflict during the first five months of the First World War.

First World War trench will be visitor highlight at Imperial War Museum's new galleries in London

29 April 2014

A recreated First World War trench, complete with the sights and sounds of battle, will be one of the highlights of permanent new galleries being opened at the Imperial War Museum in London.

 

Canadian War Museum obtains bravery medal of First World War sailor killed in 1917 Halifax blast

27 April 2014

The Canadian War Museum has acquired the second of two gallantry medals awarded to Canadian sailors who were killed in the Halifax explosion during the First World War.

New Zealand announces $9.1 million lottery cash for First World War Centenary projects

22 April 2014

Eighty projects commemorating New Zealand's role in the First World War have been awarded NZ$ 9.1 million in the latest lottery grants.

French Museum recaptures the music and sounds of the First World War

20 April 2014

A special exhibition devoted to the sounds of the First World War is taking place at the Historial Museum of the Great War in Péronne, close to the Somme battlefields in Northern France.

Canadian War Museum opens new exhibitions to mark First World War Centenary

11 April 2014

The Canadian War Museum in Ottawa has launched its programme to commemorate the Centenary of the First World War, with two new exhibitions which explore the conflict through art.

From Street To Trench: IWM North explores impact of the First World War on North West England.

08 April 2014

An exhibition exploring the lives of people from the North West of England during the First World War has opened at IWM North in Manchester

London rail station honours First World War soldier who won the Victoria Cross

29 March 2014

A plaque honouring a railwayman who won the Victoria Cross for bravery during the First World War has been unveiled at Euston station in London.

'War and the Horse': English Heritage commemorates First World War Centenary

27 March 2014

The role of cavalry soldiers and their horses will be the focus for First World War Centenary commemorations in 2014 at historic sites cared for by English Heritage.

Exhibition: 'World War I in Vienna - City Life in Photography and Graphic Art'

24 March 2014

A new exhibition at the Wien Museum (Vienna Museum) in Austria will explore the impact of the First World War on the Home Front.

Women's roles in the First World War to be remembered in the UK

10 March 2014

The role women played in the First World War is being remembered in a series of exhibitions, debates, lectures and conferences as the Centenary gets under way.

National World War I Museum: 'On the Brink: A Month That Changed the World'

04 March 2014

The National World War I Museum in Kansas City, USA, is holding a special exhibition which will explore how the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in June 1914 left the world "on the brink" of war.

Exploring the human face of the First World War at London's National Portrait Gallery

03 March 2014

A special exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London explores the horror and tragedy of the First World War in the faces of those who fought and died.

Major First World War Centenary exhibition opens in Belgium

27 February 2014

The Royal Museum of the Army and Military History in Brussels has opened a major exhibition to mark the Centenary of the First World War.

Australian War Memorial announces First World War Centenary programme

20 February 2014

The Australian War Memorial has announced a series of events and exhibitions to mark the Centenary of the First World War, which will include the names of Australia's First World War dead being projected onto the Memorial.

Artist Stanley Spencer's First World War masterpieces go on show in UK city of Chichester

16 February 2014

A touring exhibition of First World War murals by the acclaimed British artist, Stanley Spencer, can now be seen at Pallant House Gallery in Chichester, West Sussex.

 

First World War paintings in Greenwich "War Artists at Sea" exhibition

15 February 2014

Paintings from the First World War are featured in a series of exhibitions depicting warfare at sea which has opened at Royal Museums Greenwich in London.

Australia's First World War naval campaign to be marked with major museum project

07 February 2014

Australia is to pay tribute to the role of its navy, with a new building at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney promising visitors a "dynamic and interactive" experience.

Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation announces Centenary plans

07 February 2014

The Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation has announced a series of events and exhibitions to mark the Centenary of the First World War.

Giant photos at IWM North Manchester mark vital role of women on the First World War Home Front

05 February 2014

The vital contribution of women to the Home Front in the First World War is being marked with a giant display of photographs from the Imperial War Museum's archives at IWM North in Manchester. 

Britain's National Army Museum starts Centenary project to honour the "forgotten" casualties of both World Wars

23 January 2014

The National Army Museum in London has appointed two expert researchers to help honour unrecorded casualties of the First and Second World Wars.

Centenary News films the WFA's 'Great War Underground' conference

21 January 2014

Centenary News has filmed The Great War Underground, a conference organised by the WFA and the National Army Museum to explore the hidden world of the tunnellers who fought below ground.

National Museums Scotland unveils First World War Centenary programme

01 January 2014

National Museums Scotland has announced its First World War Centenary programme.

Austrian National Library to mark First World War Centenary

31 December 2013

The Austrian National Library will mark the Centenary of the First World War with a large scale digitisation project and a major exhibition.

Banjo signed by First World War soldiers given to Canadian War Museum

28 December 2013

A banjo signed by 28 Canadian soldiers while they were serving in France during the First World War has been donated to the Canadian War Museum.

IWM London closure after unexpected infrastructure problems encountered

23 December 2013

Imperial War Museum London will close for the first half of 2014 after ongoing building work revealed problems with the museum's infrastructure.

Historic First World War painting returns to public view after 90 years at IWM North in Manchester

20 December 2013

A First World War painting is being publicly displayed for the first time in 90 years at IWM North museum in the UK city of Manchester.

State Library of Queensland launches 'Q Anzac 100: Memories for A New Generation' Centenary programme

20 December 2013

The State Library of Queensland has launched a five year programme of initiatives to commemorate the First World War and Anzac Centenary.

Duke of Kent opens new museum at HQ of Commonwealth War Graves Commission

16 December 2013

The Duke of Kent has opened a new museum at the headquarters of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in  Maidenhead.

'Remembering the Great War' exhibition at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 2014

15 December 2013

The National Galleries of Scotland has announced that it will hold a "thought-provoking and poignant" exhibition to mark the Centenary of the First World War.

Canadian War Museum acquires First World War Victoria Cross

11 December 2013

The Canadian War Museum has announced that it has acquired the Victoria Cross awarded to First World War soldier Sergeant Herman James Good.

Reims closes Fort Pompelle for Centenary restoration

07 December 2013

Fort Pompelle in Reims, France, has been closed as restoration work takes place in preparation for the Centenary of the outbreak of the First World War in 2014.

Heritage Lottery Fund announces £51,000 for First World War projects across Lancashire and Greater Manchester, England

04 December 2013

Britain's Minister for Sport, Tourism and Equalities, Helen Grant, has announced £51,000 of Heritage Lottery Fund support for six First World War projects.

London Transport Museum calls for family stories about First World War bus drivers for Centenary project

02 December 2013

The London Transport Museum plans to mark the Centenary of the outbreak of the First World War by collecting stories about wartime bus drivers.

'Sacred soil' ceremony takes place in London

30 November 2013

BBC News reports that 'sacred soil' from Belgian First World War battlefields, which was presented to the UK at a ceremony in Ypres, arrived at the Guards Museum on the 30th November 2013.

Australian War Memorial to open 'ANZAC Voices' exhibition

25 November 2013

The Australian War Memorial's new First World War exhibition - Anzac Voices - opens on the 29th November 2013.

National World War I Museum's new Director of Strategic Engagement to oversee Centennial commemorations

21 November 2013

The National World War I Museum in Kansas City has appointed Linda Trout as its new Director of Strategic Engagement.

Canadian War Museum seeks "to honour veterans and raise awareness of their sacrifices" as Centenary approaches

10 November 2013

The Canadian War Museum launches its fifth year of Operation Veteran, in order to "honour veterans and raise awareness of their sacrifices" and plans to expand the programme for the Centenary.

National World War I Museum, Kansas City, Veterans' Day weekend events

07 November 2013

The National World War I Museum in Kansas City, USA, has planned a series of events on the 10th - 11th November 2013.

Royal Museums Greenwich announces First World War Centenary exhibitions

07 November 2013

Royal Museums Greenwich has announced plans to mark the Centenary of the First World War at two of its museums: the National Maritime Museum and Queen's House.

Imperial War Museum announces Centenary Partnership Programme

04 November 2013

The Imperial War Museum announces its First World War Centenary Partnership’s Programme, with new exhibitions and events across the UK, and new digital resources to commemorate the Centenary.

Museum of Liverpool to explore role of First World War black families

02 November 2013

The Museum of Liverpool has launched a project to research local Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) in Liverpool during the First World War.

Government of Canada to provide funding for Centenary exhibition at the Army Museum, Halifax Citadel

10 October 2013

The Canadian Government has announced that it will provide funding to the Army Museum, Halifax Citadel, for a First World War Centenary exhibition.

International conference in Armenia: 'The Caucasian Frontline of the First World War'

04 September 2013

The Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute of the National Academy of Sciences will host a conference entitled 'The Caucasusian Frontline of the First World War: Genocide, Refugees & Humanitarian Assistance'.

National Army Museum announces First World War Centenary plans

13 August 2013

Britain's National Army Museum has announced its four-year plan to mark the Centenary of the First World War.

National World War I Museum to host 'The Coming of the Great War' symposium

12 August 2013

The National World War I Museum, Kansas City, USA, is to host "a symposium on the political, social, economic, cultural, and military events between 1870 and 1913, leading to the Great War 1914-1918".

Royal Engineers Museum, Kent, England, announces Centenary plans

07 August 2013

The Royal Engineers Museum, based in Kent, has announced its plans to mark the Centenary of the First World War.

Heritage Lottery Fund announces support for Centenary projects across the UK

04 August 2013

The Heritage Lottery Fund has announced today Centenary projects at local, regional and national levels which have been awarded financial support.

Director-General of IWM, Diane Lees, tells Centenary News that you can't understand the world today unless you understand the "causes, course and consequences of the First World War"

22 July 2013

In a video interview with Centenary News, the Director-General of the IWM explains the museum's approach to the Centenary.

British Red Cross Museum and Archives First World War digitisation project

19 July 2013

The British Red Cross Museum and Archives plans to provide free online access to its collection of 244,000 personnel index cards for members of the First World War Voluntary Aid Detachment.

Schoolchildren to record the names of all 62,000 soldiers on Australia's First World War Roll of Honour for Centenary

16 July 2013

News.com.au reports that the names and ages of all 62,000 soldiers on Australia's First World War Roll of Honour will be recorded by schoolchildren as a "vocal tribute" during the Centenary.

Heritage Lottery Fund provides £1.1 million to York Castle Museum for '1914: When the World Changed Forever'

09 July 2013

The BBC reports that Heritage Lottery Fund has provided York Castle Museum, England, with a £1.1 million grant for an exhibtion about the outbreak of the First World War.

Australia contributes $700,000 to the Franco Australian Museum in Villers-Bretonneux

05 July 2013

The Australian Government has provided over $700,000 for the refurbishment of the Franco Australian Museum in France, in preparation for the Centenary of the First World War.

Northumberland Fusiliers Museum receives £300,000 grant from Heritage Lottery Fund for Centenary

03 July 2013

Heritage Lottery Fund has granted the Fusiliers Museum of Northumberland, England, £300,000 to help it mark the Centenary of the First World War.

Director of the Australian War Memorial urges Australians to utilise Centenary exhibitions in Canberra

09 June 2013

The Canberra Times reports that the Director of the Australian War Memorial, Brendan Nelson, has called on Australians to utilise the Centenary exhibitions which will be on display in Canberra.

Imperial War Museum's Centenary Partnership reaches over 1,000 members from 26 countries

06 June 2013

The Imperial War Museum has announced that its Centenary Partnership has significantly developed a year before the 100 year anniversary of the conflict begins.

What would have happened if Facebook existed during the First World War?

30 May 2013

The Musée de la Grande Guerre is considering the role Facebook would have played in the First World War had it existed at the time, in order to engage with a younger audience about the conflict.

Director Peter Jackson to work with Te Papa Museum, New Zealand, to recreate Gallipoli trenches

28 May 2013

Director Sir Peter Jackson and Creative Director of Weta Workshop, Sir Richard Taylor, are to work with New Zealand's Te Papa Museum to recreate a 'trench experience' to mark the Centenary.

Australian War Memorial to sell "special range of promotional merchandise" for Centenary

23 May 2013

The Canberra Times has reported that the Australian War Memorial will sell "promotional merchandise" during the Anzac Centenary.

Australian War Memorial Centenary digitisation project 'ANZAC Connections' underway

20 May 2013

The Australian War Memorial is currently undertaking a digitisation project "to create a comprehensive digital archive of the ANZACs and their deeds, and of the wider Australian experience of war".

British Heritage Lottery Fund launches 'First World War: then and now' grants programme

15 May 2013

The Heritage Lottery Fund is launching a £6 million small grants fund to help communities mark the Centenary of the First World War.

National World War I Museum, Kansas City, names new President and CEO

15 May 2013

The National World War I Museum, Kansas City, USA, has named Matthew C. Naylor as its new President and CEO.

Imperial War Museum digital Centenary project to shed light on 8 million First World War stories

14 May 2013

The Imperial War Museum is developing an interactive digital platform, Lives of the First World War, to tell the stories of 8 million men and women who lived through the First World War.

Imperial War Museum to host "networking event" for London Centenary organisations

13 May 2013

The Imperial War Museum has announced it will host "a networking event held for London organisations planning First World War Centenary activity" in June 2013.

Whangarei Art Museum, New Zealand, receives funding for 'Living Remembrance Floral Carpet' project to mark Centenary

08 May 2013

Whangarei Art Museum, New Zealand, announces $12,000 funding from the Lottery towards the creation of "five living floral commemorative carpets" for Centenary.

New Zealand's Te Papa Museum sets out five year Centenary plan

20 April 2013

Scoop Independent News reports that New Zealand's Te Papa Museum has outlined its plans for the next five years to mark the Centenary of the First World War.

Australian War Memorial begins redevelopment of First World War galleries for Centenary

14 April 2013

The Australian War Memorial has started a $32 million modernisation of its First World War galleries as part of its efforts to mark the Centenary.

European Museums during the First World War conference, 2014

02 April 2013

The H Art-Hist network has announced that a conference focusing on museums during the First World War will be held at Technische Universität, Berlin, in 2014.

Centenary events at the Museum of the Great War, France

19 March 2013

The Museum of the Great War in France will hold annual temporary exhibitions during 2014-2018 to commemorate the Centenary.

Heritage Lottery Fund grants Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum almost £500,000

17 March 2013

The Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum, England, has been awarded £493,300 in Heritage Lottery funding, in part for initiatives to help mark the Centenary of the First World War.

In Flanders Fields Museum exhibition: 'Remembering Herbert Hoover & the Commission for Relief in Belgium'

17 March 2013

In Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres, Belgium, has recently opened a new exhibition entitled: 'Remembering Herbert Hoover & the Commission for Relief in Belgium'.

Bankfield Museum, Halifax, awarded grant by Heritage Lottery Fund for Centenary project

13 March 2013

Bankfield Museum, Halifax, England, has been awarded a £98,800 grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund for a project to commemorate the anniversary of the First World War.

Eyam Museum, Derbyshire, receives grant for commemorative First World War exhibition

13 March 2013

Eyam Museum, Derbyshire, England, has received a £21,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to support its development of a commemorative First World War exhibition.

In Flanders Fields Museum exhibition: 'War & Trauma - Medical Care In WWI'

08 March 2013

Two museums in Belgium, part of the In Flanders Fields Museum group, will host exhibitions relating to medical care during the First World War.

Florence Nightingale Museum acquires Tardieu oil paintings

04 March 2013

Culture 24 reports that the Florence Nightingale Museum, London, England, has acquired a series of oil paintings by Victor Tardieu, which will be used to mark the Centenary of the First World War.

Concerns preparations for Centenary may not meet deadline at Musée de l'Armée et d'Histoire Militaire, Brussels

01 March 2013

Le Vif highlights that Belgium’s Musée de l'Armée et d'Histoire Militaire in Brussels, may only meet the deadline for its Centenary preparations by a matter of days.

Sarajevo museum chief tells Centenary News of plans to mark Archduke Franz Ferdinand's assassination

11 February 2013

The Director of Sarajevo Museums, Amra Madžarevic, spoke to  Centenary News about plans for an exhibition to mark the 100th anniversary of  Archduke Franz Ferdinand's assassination.

Ramsgate town council supports the establishment of a Royal British Legion war museum

08 February 2013

This is Kent reports that the town council in Ramsgate, Kent, England has given its support to the prospect of a Royal British Legion war museum in the area.

Rwandan Museums receive First World War material

08 February 2013

The Institute of National Museums of Rwanda has received items used in the First World War on Rwandan soil, courtesy of the German embassy.

British RAF Museum receives Heritage Lottery Funding for Centenary exhibition ‘The First Air War’

07 February 2013

The UK’s RAF Museum has received an initial Heritage Lottery Funding grant of £74,500.

British Museums Association highlights UK Centenary plans so far

06 February 2013

The Museums Association has created an overview of the UK’s plans so far to mark the Centenary of the First World War.

New exhibition opening at the Kimball World War I Memorial in West Virginia, USA

02 February 2013

Kimball World War I Memorial in West Virginia is opening a new exhibition known as the 'Forgotten Legacy: Soldiers of the Coalfields'.

Military & Colonial Museum collection

01 February 2013

The Fraser Coast Chronicle reports that Maryborough Military & Colonial Museum has asked locals to contribute First World War medals to the museum.

Liberty Memorial’s “flame” to be restored

31 January 2013

The USA’s Liberty Memorial is to have its “flame” relit.

Articles & Blogs

WWI veteran USS Texas battles for survival

03 December 2017

Campaigners are urgently appealing for support to save the last surviving American battleship of both world wars from the scrapyard, reports Patrick Gregory.

'Face-to-Face' in Arras with troops of the Great War

13 April 2017

A street display of pictures in Arras brings visitors close to soldiers and many others who served here during the First World War.

'War in the Sunshine: The British in Italy 1917-18'

18 January 2017

An exhibition at the Estorick Collection in London offers a rare glimpse of Britain's First World War Italian campaign, writes CN Editor Peter Alhadeff.

Painting the Somme - Centenary exhibition in London

29 June 2016

Artist Hughie O'Donoghue talks to Patrick Gregory about  'Seven Halts on the Somme' - a special display of his paintings at Leighton House Museum, London.

America prepares to remember - US views of WW1 Centennial

10 June 2016

As the US National World War I Museum announces major expansion plans, Patrick Gregory asks if the approaching Centenary will raise American interest in the First World War.

Centenary News focus on US First World War volunteers

14 April 2016

Patrick Gregory discusses how America's voluntary effort took shape in WW1, as a new exhibition opens at the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri

'Remnants' - Review of South African artist's Somme exhibition in Boston

08 March 2016

Susan Werbe reviews 'Remnants', artist Paul Emmanuel's installation remembering the missing soldiers of the Somme, at Boston University's 808 Gallery in the United States.

'Rearranging History' - US exhibition pieces together story of giant WW1 painting

23 December 2015

Missing fragments from a Great War masterpiece are back on view for the first time in decades at the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, as CN contributor Patrick Gregory discovers.

Centenary News visits the new Mons Memorial Museum in Belgium

07 April 2015

A former waterworks in Mons has been transformed into a new museum remembering the city's historic role in the First World War. CN Deputy Editor Peter Alhadeff reports from Mons.

'World War I: War of Images, Images of War' exhibition showing at the Getty Center

08 February 2015

CN writer, Jillian Davidson, visited the Getty Center in Los Angeles and gives an account of its centenary exhibition, 'World War I: War of Images, Images of War.' 

Propaganda wares - Centenary News visits a Great War porcelain exhibition in Germany

03 February 2015

A ceramics museum in Germany is holding an exhibition of First World War porcelain. CN writer, Katherine Quinlan-Flatter, was given a tour of the Keramikmuseum in Staufen, near Freiburg.

Reflections on three Boston World War One exhibitions

14 January 2015

Susan Werbe has written a piece for Centenary News reflecting on three WWI exhibitions currently on display at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Boston Athenaeum; and the Massachusetts Historical Society. 

An article about the International Speaker Series with the Canadian War Museum

02 December 2014

Centenary News writer, Christopher Harvie, spoke with Dr Andrew Burtch, Acting Director of Research for the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa to discuss the museum's International Speaker Series, an initiative giving different perspectives to the history of the First World War.  

'Fighting in Flanders' - Canadian War Museum explores 'Gas. Mud. Memory'

14 November 2014

Centenary News writer, Christopher Harvie, discusses the Canadian War Museum’s special exhibition 'Fighting in Flanders – Gas. Mud. Memory,' dedicated to Canada's experience on the Western Front.

New French museum remembers Australian & British war dead at Fromelles

28 October 2014

Centenary News visits the Museum of the Battle of Fromelles, which tells the story of how the remains of 250 soldiers were recovered, almost a century after they fell in France.

'Menin Gate at Midnight' - a personal view by Christopher J. Harvie

19 October 2014

CN writer Christopher J. Harvie, discusses 'Menin Gate at Midnight', the William Longstaff painting on loan to the Canadian War Museum for 'Fighting in Flanders-Gas. Mud. Memory,' a Centenary exhibition starting in November 2014. 

'Enemy Aliens' - Canadian War Museum explores internment during First World War

06 October 2014

The story of thousands of people identified as 'enemy aliens' in Canada during the First World War is told in a special exhibition at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. 

Popular cartoons give a different insight into attitudes towards First World War

13 June 2014

Mike Swain reports on an exhibition of popular First World War cartoons in London which reveals a different insight into the attitudes of people to the war on the battlefield and at home.

First World War romance between a wounded hero & nurse who thought he was a German spy

26 May 2014

An extraordinary love story, between a heroic British Captain and a nurse who believed he was a German spy, has been uncovered by students looking back into First World War archives.

Plans for restored London First World War bus to return to France and Belgium

13 May 2014

A First World War London open-topped bus has been restored with the aim of returning it to the battlefields of France and Belgium in a “magical” Centenary tour.

 

Lives of the First World War remembered forever in Centenary online memorial

12 May 2014

Families can remember for forever their ancestors who served in the First World War in what is being billed as the biggest online project of the Centenary.

1914-1918: The Palatinate in the First World War and its Centenary plans

30 August 2013

Dr. Ludger Tekampe of the Historical Museum of the Palatinate writes for Centenary News about the impact of the First World War in the Palatinate.

Imperial War Museum networking event for Centenary organisations

27 June 2013

IWM organised a major Centenary networking event for London based organisations. It was held at Churchill War Rooms on 25th June 2013.

Events

'Passchendaele' artist Wyndham Lewis showcased at IWM North

02 August 2017

Centenary News visits IWM North's exhibition highlighting the work of Wyndham Lewis - artillery officer at the Third Battle of Ypres and challenging WW1 war artist. 

'The Price of a Mile' - Anaesthesia during the Battle of the Somme

13 October 2016

The Price of a Mile, an exhibition honouring doctors who gave anaesthesia and pain relief to wounded soldiers on the Somme, opened at the Anaesthesia Heritage Centre in London with a lecture by military medical historian Dr Emily Mayhew.  

Wilfred Owen's birthday marked with arts festival

14 March 2016

18th March 2016 marks 123 years since the birth of Wilfred Owen. To commemorate the Great War poet’s birthday, the UK museum dedicated to his memory is hosting a festival in his honour.

'Sand and Snow: Global War 1915' exhibition opens in United States

18 May 2015

"The special exhibition Sand to Snow: Global War 1915 examines the vast reach of this worldwide conflict, and runs from May 2015 - April 2016 at the National World War I Museum in Kansas City, Missouri."

UK Navy Museum exhibition challenges 'Myth and Memory of Gallipoli'

01 April 2015

A new exhibition, described as 'challenging the historical perceptions' of the Gallipoli campaign, runs at the National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth, from March 28th 2015 - January 31st 2016.

ACMI exhibition, War Pictures: Australians at the Cinema 1914-1918

10 March 2015

To commemorate the Centenary of the First World War, The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), in association with the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, will present 'War Pictures: Australians at the Cinema 1914-1918'.

New exhibition: 'Politics & Sacrifice: NSW Parliament and the Anzacs'

07 January 2015

The Parliament of New South Wales will mark the Centenary with a free public exhibition titled 'Politics & Sacrifice: NSW Parliament and the Anzacs', exploring the political aspects of the Great War.

'Painting the Great War' – Exhibition of paintings by Paul Woods

07 September 2014

Athy Heritage Centre-Museum in Ireland opens an exhibition of paintings by artist Paul Woods on September 7th 2014 as part of its First World War Centenary events.

Tank Museum in Dorset marks Centenary of Britain going to war

04 August 2014

To mark the Centenary of the United Kingdom's declaration of war on Germany, the Tank Museum in Dorset will be holding a day of events which will see cavalry, tank and air displays.

Videos

Opening of the Tank Museum's 'Warhorse to Horsepower' exhibition

29 May 2014

The Tank Museum in Dorset, England, has opened its new First World War exhibition to mark the Centenary of the conflict: Warhorse to Horsepower.

State Library of Queensland launches 'Q Anzac 100: Memories for A New Generation'

20 December 2013

The State Library of Queensland in Australia has launched a five year programme of initiatives to commemorate the First World War and Anzac Centenary.

Director-General of the Imperial War Museum speaks to Centenary News

22 July 2013

In a video interview with Centenary News, Director-General of the Imperial War Museum, Diane Lees, explains the museum's approach to marking the Centenary of the First World War.

Professor Michael Neiberg lecture 'The Outbreak of War in 1914: A New Look at an Old Problem'

10 April 2013

Professor Michael Neiberg addresses 'A Century in the Shadow of the Great War' conference, held at the National World War I Museum in Kansas City, March 2013.

Vejas Liulevicius discusses the Eastern Front at the Kansas City Centennial conference

08 April 2013

The National World War I Museum in Kansas City has started uploading videos from its March 2013 conference, 'A Century on the Shadow of the Great War'.

Australian War Memorial footage shows final Australian campaign of the First World War

07 December 2012

This group of videos from the Australian War Memorial's channel on YouTube includes footage of Australian's final campaign of the First World War in 1918.

Australia's Prime Minister announces funding plans for the Centenary of the First World War

15 April 2012

The Australian War Memorial has published an announcement by the Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, about funding for the First World War Centenary.

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