Whilst The National Archives were looking for artist biography material, they came across my website www.ww2poster.co.uk, read about my PhD thesis, and decided they needed my expertise. I was contracted in as an editorial consultant.
Following any necessary extra research, I wrote the following content for the site:
- About 95% of the captions, and the group descriptions, for the illustrations and propaganda sections
- The information on INF 3 and the Ministry of Information
- Much of the information on artists was taken from my website, plus I did further research, and wrote some of the entries.
The images and original records are free to view and are available on www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/artwar. As well as downloading the artwork and the history behind it, online visitors could send selected images to their mobile phone or as e-cards. Visitors can also arrange to visit The National Archives to see the originals, others in the collection, and the finished posters.