woman holding a poppy

Francess Ngaboh-Smart, a teenager during the civil war in Sierra Leone, West Africa. © Lee Karen Stow

Women and War

24 July 2015 to 5 June 2016

Free entry

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Every year thousands of women suffer as a result of war, but their stories are lost behind the dramatic headlines from the battlefields.

Visitors to this free exhibition are invited to learn more, and consider the impact of conflict, through renowned photographer Lee Karen Stow's compelling images.

The exhibition features striking portraits of women whose lives have been affected by conflict, from the First World War to present day, alongside botanical images of poppies; a symbol of remembrance founded by a woman almost a century ago.

The exhibition is part of National Museums Liverpool’s programme commemorating the centenary of the First World War.

Poppies: Women and War is a touring exhibition supported by Arts Council England. The next venue it will be on display at is the University of Hull in summer, 2016.