Remembering the Somme: Exhibition

Guest blogger Stephen Leach, Assistant Curator for East Riding Museums, takes us behind the scenes of their Remembering the Somme Exhibition, which opens on 25 June at the Beverley Treasure House. Museums, Archives and other heritage and education organisations have been working on First World War remembrance projects since 2014 as part of the Centenary…

Amy Johnson Festival – Hull Remembers an Icon

Hull celebrates the life and achievements of the inspirational Amy Johnson, aviator, engineer, and service woman with the Amy Johnson Festival, running from 1 July until 6 September 2016. Back in March we posted a blog for Women’s History Month  exploring the various ways in which the life of Amy Johnson has been remembered both…

Spontaneous Memorials and Tributes

This year, 2016 has already been marked by a number of high-profile celebrity deaths including David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Harper Lee, Prince and most recently Muhammad Ali. These losses have resulted in outpourings of public grief and the creation of spontaneous memorials across the Western world. Yet, this kind of response addresses a much deeper…