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

This exhibition has closed

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

The exhibition featured 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.


close up detail of a bright orange poppy

The evolving story of Poppies: Women and War

19 May

There is not long left to catch the incredibly moving and inspiring exhibition Poppies: Women and War, which closes on 5 June 2016 at the Museum of Liverpool before going on tour. Read more about The evolving story of Poppies: Women and War

picture of a girl behind rows of barbed wire

Bainbridge Island’s Japanese American community

18 April

As part of her ongoing research for the Poppies: Women and War project, photographer Lee Karen Stow has travelled to America. Read more about Bainbridge Island’s Japanese American community

Further information

The exhibition was 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.