5 July 2019 to 5 January 2020
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.
Art in Exile
Art in Exile
Also happening this season
Rebel Sounds Live offers the opportunity to see some of the extraordinary people from the exhibition in a series of live performances and discussions throughout the season, to explore the realities of performing at risk of serious punishment, arrest or death.
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.