Propaganda during Wartime: Hearts & Minds

PROPAGANDA IS A LOADED WORD FOR MANY PUBLIC SERVANTS. However, for many historians, the word propaganda is the correct term to use for the wartime exhibition of poster and home-front promotional material currently on display in the Australian War Memorial (AWM). ‘Hearts and Minds: Wartime Propaganda’ features an attractive poster of ‘the Blonde Bombshell’, banned …

War through Australian Women’s Eyes

UNDERSTANDING WAR: THROUGH WOMEN’S EYES. The Australian War Memorial (AWM) shows the impact of armed conflicts on daily life through women’s eyes in a range of artworks on display. To mark International Women’s Day (IWD), on Thursday 08 March, the Australian War Memorial’s (AWM), public program office ran a behind-the-scenes tour of Australian women’s art. In …