Yesterday the project team took to the road to deliver and install The Road to Ypres, our travelling exhibition of Olive Edis’ war photography, at the Museum of Farnham in Surrey. This is the second stop on the tour but the first venue to show the full exhibition, which is designed to be modular and flexible to suit a range of different sized venues. Edis had a temporary studio in Farnham, so we’re really excited to be able to show her work here.
As well as exploring the photographs Edis took as part of her war commission from the Imperial War Museum, the exhibition touches on her other work and offers visitors the chance to dress up and take a seat in The Studio for a photo. There is also a touchscreen interactive featuring extracts from Edis’ war journal, along with a further selection of images from Cromer Museum’s collection and the three short films made by Paston College students that I mentioned in a previous post.
This stop on the tour coincides with The Museum of Farnham’s exhibition of the work of local engineer and inventor John Henry Knight (1847-1917) , a prolific photographer who recorded many aspects of Edwardian life – a perfect pairing for The Road to Ypres!