The Imperial War Museum (IWM) turned 100 last year, and with the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War coming later this year, and the 100th anniversary of the first tranche of women getting the right to vote in the UK, 2018 has had a celebratory start.
As part of the general celebratory mood, the IWM has instigated a project, WomensWork100, which simultaneously references the suffrage anniversary, WW1, and the Museum's own history all in one. Alongside highlighting the role of women during the war, WomensWork100 also covers the role of the Women's Work Committee in forming the Museum's collection of objects representing women at war from 1917 onward. One of the members of that Committee was Agnes Conway; at the IWM Centenary Partnership's request I wrote a short article on Agnes's life, with a focus on her interest in suffrage and her work during the war. You can read "Agnes Conway: Her Life and Legacy" on the Imperial War Museum's Centenary Project website.