James Ford's recent illustrated lecture on Bertram Mackennal's Parliamentary War Memorial is now available to watch online.
In the lecture, James Ford explores the Parliamentary War Memorial and its turbulent history, during which politics, changing artistic concerns and both world wars all left their mark.
The memorial is an important work by Bertram Mackennal (1863–1931), one of the leading sculptors of the early twentieth century. Unveiled in 1922, it commemorates MPs, Peers and staff who died in the First World War.
James Ford is an Art History PhD Candidate at the University of Nottingham who is based in the Palace of Westminster Curator's Office as part of a collaborative research project.