Contemporary Conflicts Programme

This is IWM's project to collect and tell the stories of contemporary conflict. We want to build a collection to reflect your experiences of these conflicts which we will use in our research, publications and displays to tell your story both now and in the future.

You are living history

Did you serve in Afghanistan between 2001 and 2008? We want to hear from you.

We are asking you to share your experiences through everyday items you used on deployment that will help us tell your story. Register now to get involved.

We are looking for:

  • Photographs
  • Videos
  • Letters and emails
  • Kit and equipment
  • Uniforms
  • Diaries and journals
  • We are also looking for former or current service personnel who are willing to be interviewed about their experiences in Afghanistan

Your Story

Material collected by the project will join IWM’s permanent collection and be used now and in the future for:

  • Research and information
  • Exhibitions and displays
  • Museum publications including learning resources for schools
  • Digital and online content

Register and Log in

Register now and you will be able to upload digital photos, videos and emails and suggest donations directly to the museum.

Log in if you already have an account

If you have any questions or would like more information about the project please email

Visit our exhibition Fighting Extremes: From Ebola To ISIS to see the latest work of the programme.