Public displays increase the impact of engagement programmes by reaching a wider audience and incentivises and boosts confidence for participants.

Public displays

Woman takes picture of a display of Unremembered wreaths at the National Army Museum

We worked with stakeholders and partner organisations to celebrate and display community activities during the First World War Centenary. The National Army Museum hosted a display of the Unremembered Wreaths which honoured and commemorated the global contributions of labourers, carriers and followers to the war effort. The public exhibition opened with a launch event featuring Maori performers and attended by representatives of community groups across the country. The wreaths were displayed in the centre of the Museum in a specially created case funded by the High Commission of India to the UK.

Young woman viewing display of community-made creative responses to the project Motherhood, Loss and the First World War at the Institute of Historical Research
Alongside the Motherhood and Loss in the First World War conference at the Institute of Historical Research, the IHR hosted a display of community responses to the history of bereavement in the First World War. The display featured writing, collage, sewing and other creative outputs alongside the contextualising resource material.
Display of decorated paper planes at RAF Hendon to commemorate the RAF personnel that died in WWI for the project Remember RAF100

The RAF Museum in Henley offered a hangar space for the display of 4805 planes individually decorated by children and young people across the country to commemorate each WW1 Flying Service personnel who died in the First World War and are buried in the UK.