20 October 2017 – 14 January 2018
University of Birmingham and Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
Beyond the Battlefields is an exhibition assembled from a unique series of images made by photographer Käthe Buchler (1876-1930) before and during the First World War in Germany and which are part of the collection of the Museum of Photography, Braunschweig, where Buchler lived and worked. This is the first time that Buchler’s work has been displayed outside Germany.
There will be two exhibitions in Birmingham: at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (BMAG), focusing on Buchler’s images of women and children, and at the University of Birmingham, Aston Webb Rotunda Gallery, where her photographs of injured soldiers will be displayed alongside material relating to the University’s role as a hospital during the War.
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 (everydaylivesinwar.herts.ac.uk).
The exhibition will then tour to the Grosvenor Gallery, part of the Holden Gallery, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2 February – 1 March 2018 and the University of Hertfordshire Galleries, Hatfield, 15 March – 5 May 2018.