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Dogs in war – an appeal for atrefacts

The Kennel Club Art Gallery will be holding an exhibition dedicated to the Dog in War. The exhibition will open in January 2005 for three months. The Kennel Club is proud to own a selection of artwork and artefacts relating to the topic, which will be placed on display, but it is keen that the exhibition will be a fitting tribute to the wonderful dogs that gave their lives or worked so tirelessly in times of conflict.

If you are in possession of a piece of artwork, an artefact or photograph, which you think may be of interest; we would be delighted to hear from you.

We also welcome any real-life stories where a loved one was saved, thanks to a dog, whist in battle or during a time of unrest. Some of the more vivid and emotional of these stories will be placed in an album where visitors to the gallery can read them.

If you feel that you own a painting, trophy, medal etc that would be an important contribution to the collection please supply a photograph or copy of the piece, along with any further information you have regarding the historical importance of the item. It is vital that you include the measurements of the piece, to assist us in the planning of the exhibition. The collection is looking for items by named artists, or works depicting scenes of historical importance. Proposed donations will be assessed for suitability and each potential donor will receive a letter of confirmation. Unfortunately, due to space limitations, we will only be able to accept a limited number of items. The Kennel Club will arrange suitable collection methods for any items accepted.

Please address your letters to: Dogs in War, The Kennel Club Art Gallery, 1-5 Clarges Street, London W1J 8AB. Thank you in advance for your support.