• A visitor engages with Yemen: say hello to connect, a digital artwork touring Manchester to coincide with Yemen: Inside a Crisis, a free exhibition at IWM North (until 26 January 2020)
    © IWM A visitor engages with Yemen: say hello to connect, a digital artwork touring Manchester to coincide with Yemen: Inside a Crisis, a free exhibition at IWM North (until 26 January 2020).
    Digital art installation tours Manchester to shed light on the “world’s worst” humanitarian crisis in Yemen

    To coincide with the exhibition Yemen: Inside a Crisis (17 May 2019 – 26 January 2020) IWM is offering Manchester’s public the opportunity to explore the catastrophic implications of Yemen’s ongoing conflict beyond the walls of the museum. Yemen: Say hello to connect is a travelling art installation that uncovers the human cost of the crisis in Yemen by revealing the country’s everyday challenges.

  • IWM and Save the Children use social media to reveal three children’s experiences of the war in Yemen on World Refugee Day

    Described by the UN as the “world’s worst” humanitarian crisis, the on-going conflict in Yemen has left an estimated 80% of the country’s men, women and children in desperate need of assistance.

  • Radio presenters in studio of Radio B52 in Serbia
    Serbian station Radio B92 © Goran Basaric
    New IWM exhibition profiles those who have risked their lives in times of conflict for the music they love

    Throughout history, oppressive regimes have attempted to eradicate forms of culture and expression, from Hitler’s persecution of swing and jazz groups in 1930s Nazi Germany to the ban of music in Northern Mali under Islamist rule in 2012. In spite of this, there have always been those willing to risk everything to resist oppression and protect threatened culture.

  • IWM brings Syrian death metal to the UK for the first time in an eclectic programme of ‘rebel’ music from across the world

    To coincide with the exhibition Rebel Sounds (5 July 2019 – 5 January 2020), part of the Culture Under Attack season at IWM London, IWM presents Rebel Sounds Live, a free series of live interventions and discussions with musicians and activists who have risked their lives for culture in times of war, exile and censorship.

  • Immersive 360 projection at IWM North brings First World War to life with footage from BAFTA-nominated They Shall Not Grow Old

    From 19 April 2019, visitors to IWM North will be able to witness powerful footage from Academy Award winner Peter Jackson’s critically acclaimed They Shall Not Grow Old, alongside original imagery, footage and sound from IWM's extensive First World War collections.

  • John Singer Sargent's painting, A Street in Arras. Soldiers leaning against a bomb-damaged building.
    John Singer Sargent, A Street in Arras, 1918 © IWM (Art.IWM ART 1607)
    IWM London’s Culture Under Attack season reveals how war threatens the treasures that make us human

    Culture Under Attack is a free season of exhibitions, live music, performances and interventions that explore how war threatens not just people’s lives, but also the very things that help make lives worth living.

  • Photograph showing the ravaging effects of the Baedeker raids on the cathedral city of Exeter in 1942
    Photograph showing the ravaging effects of the Baedeker raids on the cathedral city of Exeter in 1942 © Historic England
    IWM and Historic England partner to expose deliberate destruction of cultural heritage in major new exhibition

    From the Nazi theft of art and the bombing of cathedrals in Coventry and Dresden to the destruction of objects from Mosul Museum in Iraq, war devastates lives, kills people and destroys the cultural heritage that they hoped would outlive them.

  • Painting of The Ypres Salient at Night by Paul Nash
    © IWM (Art.IWM ART 1145)
    Never-before-seen documents reveal IWM’s plan for evacuating its art collection during the Second World War

    Never-before-seen documents from IWM's collections will be displayed as part of a new exhibition at IWM London, uncovering how cultural treasures in British museums and galleries were evacuated and protected during the Second World War.

  • A student from Aal Okab school stands in the ruins of his classroom. The school was on the outskirts of Saada, in the north of Yemen, and was heavily bombed in 2015 after Houthi fighters were reported to have taken refuge in the buildings.
    © Giles Clarke for UN/OCHA, 2017
    Yemen: Inside a Crisis at IWM North

    IWM North’s Yemen season will spotlight “world’s worst” humanitarian crisis through 50 objects and photographs from the on-going conflict.

  • D-Day 75
    © IWM
    IWM announces D-Day 75 programme

    Mass flight display recreating D-Day mission to lead Imperial War Museums’ unprecedented 75th anniversary programme.

  • Mercury Prize nominated Field Music
    Photo Andy Martin, Mercury Prize nominated Field Music
    Mercury Prize nominated Field Music set to perform new work at IWM's late events in 2019

    At the close of IWM's First World War Centenary programming, two unique and specially commissioned performances featuring new music by Mercury Award nominated band Field Music will be staged in 2019.

  • IWM in 2019

    A season exploring culture as a target of warfare and the UK's first major exhibition on the crisis in Yemen.

  • Colourised footage artistic rendition 2018 - THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD by WingNut Films with Peter Jackson.  Original black and white film © IWM
    Colourised footage artistic rendition 2018 - THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD by WingNut Films with Peter Jackson. Original black and white film © IWM
    14-18 NOW and IWM present the world premiere of Peter Jackson’s First World War film

    14-18 NOW, the UK’s official arts programme for the First World War centenary, and IWM have commissioned internationally acclaimed filmmaker Peter Jackson – of The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit fame – to create a new film about the First World War.

  • IWM welcomes support from Roman Abramovich and Chelsea Football Club for new Holocaust Galleries

    We are delighted to announce that we have received a donation from Roman Abramovich towards IWM London’s new Holocaust Galleries, opening in 2021.

  • Installation view of Renewal: Life after the First World War in Photographs at IWM London
    © IWM
    Making a New World season at IWM London and IWM North

    IWM announces full line-up of free exhibitions, live music, dance and conversations to mark the end of the First World War centenary.