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The Imagery of War

Following the Government announcement yesterday, museums and galleries in Cambridge will be closed to the public as part of a period of national/local restrictions. So, with great sadness, we will not be able to reopen as planned on 2 January 2021.

Victories celebrated, heroes honoured, the fallen remembered, the nation rallied – the portrayal of warfare in its different facets has challenged artists over many generations. This exhibition explores the depiction of war in medallic art. Official gallantry and campaign medals from the Lester Watson collection are juxtaposed with commemorative medals and other material.

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