IWM works in partnership with local, national and international organisations to deliver our shared strategic aims more effectively, and with greater impact. Through mutual partnerships we support the work of the wider cultural sector, reach new audiences, and develop our collections, ensuring they are shared with the world.

In 2020 we will publish a new Partnerships Strategy which will outline our ambitious plans for the next five years.

Current Partnership

Mapping the centenary

Mapping the Centenary is a digital portal containing information about projects and activities that marked the First World War Centenary from 2014 – 2019.

We invite organisations and individuals to tell us about their activity - from websites to events, to learning resources and historical research – to build a searchable database to help us to understand how the centenary was marked and create a lasting legacy for commemorations.

Discover Battle of Britain 80 stories across the country

An Aerial Battle by Francis Dodd, 1940
© IWM Art.IWM ART LD 485

Discover Battle of Britain 80 stories across the country

To commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, IWM is working with partners to display three Battle of Britain artworks at four venues across England, alongside unique works from our partners’ collections.

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WAR AND CONFLICT SUBJECT SPECIALIST NETWORK

ATS Mechanics' Class: A group of ATS personnel gather around a table with various machine parts on it, being instructed by an NCO.
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 1411)

WAR AND CONFLICT SUBJECT SPECIALIST NETWORK

The War and Conflict Subject Specialist Network (SSN) aims to build capacity, connections and confidence in the cultural heritage sector, and is open to not-for-profit organisations and groups who look at stories linked to conflict, from the First World War to the present day.

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Wave at IWM North

First World War Centenary

November 2018 saw the culmination of almost ten years of activity to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. Across this decade, IWM brought together thousands of organisations and millions of people across the world to remember the lives of those who fought and died in the conflict.

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Photograph of Weeping Window at IWM London
© IWM Poppies: Weeping Window at IWM London
First World War Centenary Partnership
From 2014 to 2018 the First World War Centenary Partnership, led by IWM and with the generous support of Arts Council England and Culture 24, brought together thousands of organisations and millions of people across the world to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.
Audience at IWM Short Film Festival 2014
IWM London, Audience at IWM Short Film Festival
IWM Short Film Festival
Featuring documentaries, dramas and animations - IWM Short Film Festival was a showcase of challenging, inspiring and experimental films inspired by IWM’s collections.

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Research Projects
Find out more about current and past research projects led and supported by IWM.