Displays and events

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‘Take part in this global commemoration to mark the First World War Centenary. Find out what’s happening in your area’.

Queen Square Library will be hosting a display highlighting the treatment of war-related psychogenic disorders at the National Hospital, as well as the wider impact of the War on the Hospital’s work and staff. Items on display in the exhibition will be selected from the extensive collection of case notes held in the Archive, as well as photographs and literature from and about the period.

The exhibition will be held from August- November 2014. In the meantime, please see our compilation of selected images

Current exhibition in Queen Square Library, Archive and Museum : The History of the Ladies' Samaritan Society: 1861-2014

The Ladies' Samaritan Society was founded in 1861 and exists to provide financial support to patients at the National Hospital. They make grants toward the provision of essential equipment for patients' use at home, contributions towards holiday and respite care, and help with travel and accommodation expenses. They hold various fund-raising events throughout the year.

The exhibition, which is on display in Queen Square Library until July 2014, features photographs of founding and current members of the Society, fundraising materials, events and objects. It has been curated by Ladies' Samaritan Society volunteers, who have provided invaluable support to Queen Square Archives over many years.

Please see exhibition handout for further information.

You can visit the museum to see the displays in person or, for the current exhibition and some of the earlier displays, visit the compilations page on the archives website to see some of the content online.

Library, museum and archive refurbishment generously supported by the Brain Research Trust and the National Brain Appeal.