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Beyond the Battlefields: Buchler Exhibition at University of Hertfordshire

Event date Event time Event location
02/02/2018 - 05/05/2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Manchester Metropolitan University, then in Hatfield (see opening dates below)

This exhibition focuses on the amateur photographer Käthe Buchler, whose work forms one of the featured collections of the German Photographic Museum in Braunschweig, Lower Saxony. Buchler photographed the German home front during the First World War. Her black & white images feature members of her family, working children, injured soldiers returning to Braunschweig, and a series called ‘women in male-dominated professions’. This is the first time that her work has been displayed outside Germany, and details are also available via Storify.


See a sample of images from the exhibit which are available on our "Gallery for Käthe Buchler's Photographs of Germany in the Great War" page.


There is also a series of accompanying events including a symposium on women, WW1 and photography. Please visit the website, www.voicesofwarandpeace.org or contact Nicola Gauld, Voices Coordinator, for more information or queries: n.gauld@bham.ac.uk or telephone 0121 464 3209.

Beyond the Battlefields is a touring exhibition co-organised by the University of Hertfordshire Galleries, Photomuseum Braunschweig and the AHRC funded First World War Engagement Centres at the University of Birmingham www.voicesofwarandpeace.org and the University of Hertfordshire https://everydaylivesinwar.herts.ac.uk.

Opening dates

Originally commencing in Birmingham, the exhibition is now at the Manchester Metropolitan University (2 February to 3 March 2018) then moving to the University of Hertfordshire Galleries, Hatfield, from 19 March to 5 May 2018.

You can also download the Beyond the Battlefields (PDF) booklet from their website.

Queries regarding accessibility may be directed to:

University of Hertfordshire or telephone 01707 281 127

Manchester Metropolitan University or telephone 0161 247 3491

Birmingham Museum and Gallery or telephone 0121 348 8032

University of Birmingham or telephone 0121 414 3344

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