The major art installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at the Tower of London marked one hundred years since the first full day of Britain's involvement in the First World War.
In the run up to the opening of the installation, Historic Royal Palace’s Public Engagement teams worked with researchers to think through some of the issues associated with remembrance in the context of the First World War centenary.
This work became the Why Remember? programme which accompanied 'Blood Swept Lands….' It centred on three questions designed to encourage dialogue about how and why we remember:
Why should we remember the war?
Why are 100 years so significant?
How do you want to remember?
Over the last 5 years the Why Remember? programme has continued to explore those questions, and our academic partners have published research on these themes.