In Flanders Fields Museum – Assembly Chair Project

To commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War, the In Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres curated an exhibition ‘assembly-memorial chairs’. The exhibition, which was displayed in the heart of Ypres, Belgium on the final commemorative weekend of 9-11 November 2018, had empty chairs as its central image. Each country that participated in the First World War sent a chair that represented the loss the war left in the homes of the families. On behalf of India, the USI-CAFHR was invited to send a chair. The chair we chose had a distinct Indian appearance and when installed in Ypres, Belgium along with chairs received from other countries, it represented those Indian soldiers who died in Flanders and signified the overall contribution made by India towards the war effort.