Managing the Collections

Since its foundation in 1917 IWM has been building its collections in order to illustrate and record all aspects of conflict in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. We want our collections to continue to engage, challenge and remain relevant to our audiences, and we need to safeguard it for future generations.

These pages provide information on how we care for and add to our collections. They also detail the research we are undertaking into the collections to develop our knowledge and expertise to enrich our exhibitions and other public programmes.