From Ammunition to Art: Trench Art from the First World War

15 Jul 2014 – 14 Dec 2014

Event times

11am - 5pm

Compton Verney

Compton Verney, United Kingdom


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As part of a national programme to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War, this display showcases objects from a Warwickshire-based private collection of Trench Art. Trench Art is a term used to describe objects made from the by-products of 20th and 21st century warfare, but is most widely associated with the First World War. This fascinating display includes decorated shell cases, carved sections of a propeller, rifle cartridges and embroidered flour sacks from the USA to occupied Belgium. These folk art objects were created by servicemen, civilians and prisoners of war from over 20 countries and are a reminder of the global scale of the conflict.

Visit the first floor Discovery Room from Tues 15 July to find out more about the First World War and join in with Trench Art inspired activities.


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