Thank you for your interest in exhibiting at the IWM. Please read these guidelines carefully before submitting your proposal form. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of proposals received by IWM, we are unable to respond to every proposal submitted. 

  • For major exhibitions our programme is planned approximately three years in advance, please bear this in mind when submitting your proposal.
  • Any art or photography based proposals must be submitted with images, film or a link to an external site, otherwise we cannot consider them.
  • Please do not send original material to IWM, as we will be unable to return this to you.
  • The Churchill War Rooms and HMS Belfast do not mount temporary exhibitions so we cannot consider proposals relating to these branches.
  • Your proposal will generate an automatic response email acknowledging receipt but if you do not hear from the IWM within 4 months, please assume that your proposal has not been successful.
  • Please do not contact the IWM to follow up your proposal as we will be unable to respond.
  • For acquisition or donation enquiries, please see our Offer Material to the Collections pages

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