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
    1917

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

How we work

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Curator Process
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.

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.

Relevant Links for Commercial Projects:

Information about Media Sales and Licensing

Information about Commercial Filming Locations