Until 5 January 2020

IWM London

Free

Some events will be ticketed. Check event page for more information.

Culture Under Attack is a season of three free exhibitions, live music, performances and talks at IWM London that explore how war threatens not just people’s lives, but also the things that help define us. Telling stories spanning 100 years, Culture Under Attack reveals why some try to erase or exploit culture, while others risk everything to protect, celebrate and rebuild it.

Exhibition

What remains

Exhibition

What remains

Until 5 January 2020
IWM London
Curated in partnership with Historic England, What Remains explores why culture and heritage is attacked during war. 
Woman looks at part of a statue and a poster in the What Remains exhibition
© IWM What Remains, part of Culture Under Attack at IWM London
Exhibition

Art in Exile

Exhibition

Art in Exile

Until 5 January 2020
IWM London
Starting with IWM’s own story, Art in Exile uncovers how cultural treasures in British museums and galleries were evacuated and protected during the Second World War.
Woman looking at a wall of postcard-sized images in Art in Exile exhibition.
© IWM
Exhibition

Rebel Sounds

Exhibition

Rebel Sounds

Until 5 January 2020
IWM London
Be immersed in Rebel Sounds, which reveals how groups and individuals used music to resist, revel and speak out against war and oppression. 
Young man and woman stand in front of black and white images of Rebel Sounds exhibition
© IWM Rebel Sounds, Part of Culture Under Attack

Also happening this season

IWM London

Rebel Sounds Live

IWM London

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.
The Serbian DJ and music journalist, Tijana T in Belgrade
© Sever Žolak
Tour

What Remains and Object of Doubt co-curator Tour

Tour

What Remains and Object of Doubt co-curator Tour

Saturday 26 October
IWM London
Join curators Paris Agar and Tamsin Silvey for a guided tour of What Remains.  
© IWM What Remains, an exhibition curated in partnership with Historic England, forms part of IWM’s free Culture Under Attack season
© IWM What Remains, an exhibition curated in partnership with Historic England, forms part of IWM’s free Culture Under Attack season

The third annual IWM Remembrance Lecture will bring together artists, experts, eyewitnesses and the public to discuss cultural memory and its physical protection and preservation in conflict zones. 

Breaking the Silence, on Remembrance Sunday, will see IWM London taken over by a new performance exploring culture, identity and conflict, created by young artists.

Other event highlights include a discussion on the Syrian Stonemasonry Training Programme as part of London Craft Week, led by World Monuments Fund Britain, and an IWM Institute panel discussion at Hay Festival.

Art And Design

Culture Under Attack

Art And Design

Culture Under Attack

Discover more about the stories and themes explored in Culture Under Attack, a free season of exhibitions and events at IWM London. 
An Anderson shelter standing intact amid a scene of debris in Norwich.
© IWM (HU 36196)

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