...the action or process of honouring the memory of someone or something


Latin commemorare from co + memorare 'to bring to remembrance'

[Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 2007]

The biographies grouped under this theme relate to objects commemorating significant achievements and events, such as the effort to aid Saxony during the Napoleonic Wars, the construction of the Fitzwilliam Museum, the centenary of Anglo-Korean diplomatic relations and bravery at sea.

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Rudolph Ackermann

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Godfrey St George Montague Gompertz

The Fitzwilliam Museum : Commemoration

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