What is the future of protest? Join comedian and political satirist Mark Thomas, Jim Waterson (Political Editor, Buzzfeed) and leading peace protesters in a live debate, running alongside our #FightingforPeace exhibition.
What is the future of protest Join comedian and political satirist Mark

Where are we marching? The future of protest

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The first investiture of the Victoria Cross by Queen Victoria took place #OnThisDay in Hyde Park, London, 26 June 1857. Visit the Lord Ashcroft Gallery, home to the world’s largest collection of Victoria Crosses, alongside a significant collection of George Crosses, telling the extraordinary stories of the people who have been awarded these medals: [ Ow.ly Link ]

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The first investiture of the Victoria Cross by Queen Victoria took place
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#OnThisDay 25 June, 1917, Wilfred Owen arrived at Craiglockhart War Hospital, for army officers suffering from neurasthenia (more commonly known as shell shock). Fellow officer Max Plowman was also treated at Craiglockhart. Discover how Plowman went from being an army officer to becoming a conscientious objector in our #FightingforPeace exhibition, exploring peace movements from the First...
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Today, on the final day of #MuseumWeek, we are sharing the story of IWM and its founding mission. IWM was established in 1917, while the First World War was still being fought, and has continued to collect and tell the stories of those impacted by war and conflict for 100 years. Discover a century of stories across IWM’s five branches: Imperial War Museum London, Imperial War Museum North,...
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Discover personal stories of Syrians whose lives have been impacted by the ongoing conflict in #SyriaExplored, and witness their determination and endurance. This photograph by Sergey Ponomarev Photography shows an inflatable dinghy, crowded with refugees and migrants, as it is pulled ashore on the island of Lesbos after sailing five miles across the Aegean from Turkey. [ Ow.ly Link ]

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This painting by Flora Lion, an established society portrait artist, shows a canteen filled with female factory workers at Phoenix Works, Bradford, during the First World War. The two women in the centre, arms entwined, dominate the scene and embody the confidence of women newly liberated by employment. Visit our museums to learn more about life during the First World War.
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This painting by Flora Lion an established society portrait artist shows a
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On International Women in Engineering Day, find out what it was like to be a female munitions worker during the First World War [ Ow.ly Link ] #INWED17 #WomenMW
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A Day In The Life Of A Munitions Worker

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Discover the story of how IWM came to be. Learn more about pivotal moments in its early years [ Ow.ly Link ] #StoriesMW #IWMStories
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Hear from Elizabeth Shirley, musical director of the London-based political choir Raised Voices, about her thoughts on the connection between protest and music. Shirley has been involved in protest for more than 40 years, taking part in demonstrations at Greenham common, CND marches and the march against the Iraq War in 2003 – all of which are explored in our #FightingForPeace exhibition. [...
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Hear from Elizabeth Shirley musical director of the Londonbased political choir Raised
Today is World Music Day. Did you know that during the Second World War the celebrated pianist Dame Myra Hess held concerts for Londoners at the National Gallery, which had been empty since the evacuation of its artworks in autumn 1939. The gallery hosted a series of lunchtime concerts throughout the war, featuring Hess and other classical performers. Learn more about popular pastimes and...
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Hear the story of Shelly Kittleson, a freelance journalist, originally from the US and currently based in Baghdad. She visited Syria for the first time in 2012, after starting her career in reporting in Afghanistan.
Working in conflict zones as a freelancer means that Kittleson has to accept and plan for a certain amount of risk. Here, she discusses her experiences. Learn more about the...
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During the First and Second World Wars, many large factories set up women's as well as men's works football teams. This photograph, dating from 1944, shows goalkeeper Betty Stanhope, representing Fairey Aviation Company, during a match against A V Roe, another local aircraft factory, at the Manchester Athletic Club ground at Fallowfield. The Fairey team won the match six nil. Visit our museums...
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To mark #RefugeeWeek, we're sharing the story of Imad Alarnab, a Syrian chef and former refugee. Imad's Syrian Kitchen provided Syrian drinks and food at our Conflict Café event, marking the launch of our Syria: A Conflict Explored season. Discover the stories of Syrians from all walks of life who have been impacted by the conflict in #SyriaExplored at #IWMLondon [ Bit.ly Link ]
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Visit our First World War Galleries and gain an understanding of the course of the war and its global impact. Explore over 1,300 objects drawn from IWM’s First World War collections – the richest and most comprehensive in the world. Free admission. [ Ow.ly Link ]
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Encoded Revolt by artist Imogen Piper translates reports on airstrikes in Syria into a musical installation. Live at Representing Conflict Now at #IWMLondon #SyriaExplored
'We want to live simply because we love life' Moving poetry reading by British Syrian Amir Darwish at the Representing Conflict Now event at #IWMLondon #SyriaExplored
Coming to Representing Conflict Now? See an installation that translates reports on airstrikes in Syria into music [ Ow.ly Link ]
Coming to Representing Conflict Now See an installation that translates reports on
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Today at #IWMLondon, meet artists whose work explores our understanding of contemporary conflict [ Ow.ly Link ]
Today at IWMLondon meet artists whose work explores our understanding of contemporary
Join us tomorrow for Representing Conflict Now: installations, performances and debate examining how art can challenge understanding and change social attitudes to war and justice. Inspired by our exhibitions Edmund Clark: War of Terror and Sergey Ponomarev: A Lens on Syria, part of the #SyriaExplored season.
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Representing Conflict Now

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'Useful for Picnics, Ice Cream, Dessert, Tea, Coffee and Household use of every kind' Cardboard 'Sanispoons' c. Second World War #PicnicWeek
Useful for Picnics Ice Cream Dessert Tea Coffee and Household use of
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