The First World War Antiquities Project is the first systematic survey of antiquities taken as souvenirs by Australians during the First World War (1914-1918). It aims to locate, research, and publish information about these antiquities, and to understand both the appeal of antiquities as souvenirs during the war period, and the reasons for bringing them back to Australia.
In 2019 the project is focusing on documenting collections held in Queensland, thanks to a grant from the Federal Department of Veterans' Affairs (GA45668).
Do you know about a collection of souvenir antiquities from the First World War? Please let us know.
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