“And The Band Played On” Exhibition by Eleanor Crook

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bandThe sculpture presents a military band of wounded soldiers, subjects of reconstructive plastic surgery, dating from 1855 to the present day. They represent survivors of the Crimean War, the First World War, the Second World War and the War in Afghanistan. The individuals depicted are fictional but the wounds and surgical procedures are documentary and real, researched from medical archival sources.

You can see Eleanor’s exhibition at the Florence Nightingale Museum in London which runs from 11th - 22nd December 2015. The exhibition will then move to the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter running from Jan 7th 2015 - 5th April 2015.

http://www.florence-nightingale.co.uk

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/exhibitions/faces-of-conflict