Festival Program


The Muse in Museum: The Broken Faces of War

Fri 31 Aug, 11.30am
Melbourne Museum

Lee Kofman guides you through Melbourne Museum’s WW1: Love and Sorrow exhibition which looks at Queen’s Hospital’s groundbreaking approach to facial injuries, pioneered on soldiers. The exhibition considers the experiences and identity crises of men with broken faces. Contains graphic content.

This session is $40. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 20 July.


1 hour 30 minutes

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Session Artists

Lee Kofman is the author of four books, including the memoir The Dangerous Bride and co-editor of Rebellious Daughters, an anthology of memoir featuring prominent Australian authors. Her short works have been widely published in Australia and overseas. Her next two books of creative nonfiction will be out in 2019.

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