Outreach curator Rebecca Newell has been leading on the Museum’s exciting Piece Makers project. Here she provides an update on what the team has been working on behind the scenes.
Chelsea Pensioner Gerry Farmer provides a revealing account of how terrifying it was fighting a hidden enemy during the Korean War (1950-53), and what happened when he became injured.
Hip baths, water shortages and competitions were just a way of life to our next Chelsea Pensioner, Frank Swift, when he served on board RFA ‘Sir Galahad’.
From the heat of Italy to the rain in London, in these fascinating interviews Norman Mitchell describes what he endured to receive the medals he is wearing in the interview and explains what each one was awarded for.
Last month the Coatee to Couture project team met with Colin Thompson, BA Fashion Course Leader at the University of Derby, to discuss the forthcoming collaboration between our two institutions.
This is a timely moment to reflect on the Piece Makers project so far and to look towards the next phase of the collaboration, happening between now and the New Year.
Deafening blasts, impressing the girls, and getting extra pay were just some of the things that came out of our latest interviews with Pensioners Bob Wells and Alan Lee from the Royal Hospital Chelsea.
Contemporary artist Susan Stockwell tells us about her latest visit to Stoll in Fulham, where she worked with soldiers in rehabilitation as part of our Piece Makers project.
The reinterpretation workshops recently hosted by the National Army Museum as part of the British Lion, Chinese Dragon project produced some fascinating outcomes.