IWM is a leading authority on conflict and its impact, focusing on Britain, its former Empire and the Commonwealth, from the First World War to the present. IWM’s curators are experts in their field and can provide reliable guidance and information for commercial projects such as feature films, documentaries and consumer products.

Consultations will be charged by the hour (minimum of four hours across an agreed amount of time) and are heavily dependent on curator availability and subject matter. Prices vary depending on the project but start from £120 + VAT per hour.

For further information please fill out the below enquiry form and a member of our team will be in touch soon. Please do not contact curators directly.

Curator Consultancy Enquiry Form

Case Studies

  • Darkest Hour Poster Imperial War Museums Archive in the Movies Licensing Second World War Film

    Darkest Hour

    Find out how IWM's curator consultancy helped create the BAFTA-winning film 'Darkest Hour'.

  • 1917 Movie Poster


    Find out how IWM's curator consultancy helped bring the oscar-winning film '1917' to life.

How we work

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How we work

Our curators are experts in their field and are adept at understanding IWM’s collections.

Find out how they could draw on these resources to fulfil your enquiry.

How can our curators help?

Other services

  • Camerman war still Projected Picture Trust

    Media Sales and Licensing

    Contact us for high quality reproductions from IWM's unique collections, including photography, footage and oral history recordings, alongside research help and advice to support your licensing needs. 

  • Churchill War Rooms Interior Hall
    IWM, Churchill War Rooms Corridor

    Commercial Filming Locations

    IWM offers a diverse portfolio of filming spaces, including a wartime bunker, a Second World War battleship, an airfield and two stunning modern museums.

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    Independent Research

    At IWM, we aim to provide the widest possible access to our outstanding collection, be that printed material, documents, sound, film, photographs or works of art. You can search our holdings through Collections Search or should you wish to visit us in order to consult items from the collection in more depth, we offer a range services at our Research Facilities.