First World War

Heritagefeature

Special investigation: Declassified satellite images show erasure of Armenian churches

Covert destruction of Armenian-Christian heritage in Azerbaijan’s autonomous republic of Nakhichevan has been exposed in recently surfaced Cold War spy imagery taken by the US in the 1970s, published here for the first time

Museum of the Bible returns hand-written gospels looted from Greece during the First World War

The Eikosiphoinissa Manuscript 220 was among hundreds of objects taken from the Kosinitza Monastery by Bulgarian separatist troops in 1917

Anselm Kiefer makes first new works for Paris's Pantheon in almost a century

President Emmanuel Macron chose the German artist for the commission that commemorates the French writer and First World War soldier Maurice Genevoix

In honour of Armistice Day, more than 100 English war memorials listed as sites of historical importance

Monuments commemorating the First and Second World Wars—mostly built in small towns and villages—are added to Historic England's list of protected places

Booksreview

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

Booksreview

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

Booksarchive

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

The history of cultural destruction as a propaganda tool

Reims repairs its war damage, a century on

Restoration of the cathedral is due to be completed in 2015

Featuresarchive

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

Art from the Great War on display at the Leopold Museum

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

Newsarchive

Great War memorials go online for first time

The project has already documented around 2,000 works

Russiaarchive

The Ratnaya Palata gets a fresh start with new WWI museum

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

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

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

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

Canadian war art on tour

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

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

Booksarchive

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”

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