IWM pilot institute seeks to deepen public understanding of conflict 11/9/2018

Information about war in the media can be high volume but fragmented, often leaving the public unclear about complex situations. In June, IWM launched a new Institute for the Public Understanding of War and Conflict, which will use its collections-led knowledge base to help people gain a deeper understanding. It will also be working with charities, universities and Associates including academics with areas of expertise from international relations to radicalisation. Events already programmed include ‘Syria: A conflict explored’ and IWM is also developing ‘I was there: Room of Voices’ where visitors will be able to hear first-hand accounts of war from the museum’s sound archives. The initial pilot will run until the end of 2019. M + H, IWM