26 Feb 2017

Kingsley Baird - 1917

From Sunday Morning, 9:40 am on 26 February 2017

Professor Kingsley Baird, from the School of Art at Massey University's College of Creative Arts, says 1917 was one of the most influential years of the 20th century. While 100 years later in New Zealand we focus on World War One commemorations, 1917 also saw the Russian revolution, the Balfour Declaration on Palestine, the development of plastic surgery to treat maimed soldiers, and women in the US fighting for the vote. A conference of international speakers, 'The Myriad Faces of War: 1917 and its legacy', will be held at Te Papa in April, and Kingsley Baird is one of the organisers.