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Object of the Month

Each month we feature a different object from the museum's collections or exhibitions. 

This month we are featuring a watercolour from the George Bain Collection which links to our summer exhibition: One Man's War: George Bain in the Balkans 1917-18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

George Bain painted Kalinova's fountain while serving in the battalion that was based nearby. This northern Greek village was the site of the army's Gaiety Theatre. The actors and musicians lived in Kalinova and Bain worked alongside them, producing set designs and costumes.

The village was also where the brigade baths were located. Apparently there were bathing facilities for up to 120 men an hour!

 

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