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What and how do we memorialise in a public monument? This topic focuses on memorials in public spaces, what they memorialise, what they look like and what form they take.

Lesson planning

Contains lesson ideas and guidance on using the other resources on this page.

Image of monuments that memorialise warfare and conflict 

A range of public, permanent monuments that memorialise warfare and conflict from around the world.

Images of more recent memorials

A range of recent memorials from 1980 onwards.

Images of memorials to the heroic and ordinary

Various examples of memorials to ordinary lives. 

Images of 9/11 memorials 

Features memorials and artist’ impressions of proposed memorials in London and New York.

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