Wars have frequently been fought over territory and treasures. Cultural heritage is a sought-after prize in conflict. It can also be damaged or destroyed in the process.
Robert Fleming, Templer Study Centre Manager at the National Army Museum, will look at how conflict and imperialism have impacted on cultural heritage. He will also explore how scholars - archaeologists in particular - have been drawn into conflict as soldiers and spies, such as the famed experts of the Arab Bureau in the First World War.