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The Secret Art of Survival Exhibition - Cancelled

Meg Parkes MPhil
March 23, 2020

On Wednesday 15 March the University of Liverpool closed the Victoria Gallery & Museum ending for now the Secret Art of Survival exhibition. The remaining free talks and workshops linked to the exhibition have been cancelled.

This previously unseen FEPOW war art, created during captivity by over 40 of the 69 British Far East prisoners of war revealed by our research, has broken all the gallery’s viewing records for a temporary exhibition; to date over 10,000 visitors have been through the two galleries and four new FEPOW artists have come to light.

In time the VG&M will reopen. The exhibition was due to close on 20 June and we don’t know yet whether it will have an extended run after that date. If it does, don’t delay, come and see it!

LSTM is currently working on the website uploading more pictures and new information that has come to light since the exhibition opened. During the autumn we are hoping to host the talks that have been cancelled. For more information visit the events pages  at: