Rebecca Atkinson reports for the Museums Association on the Imperial War Museums’ new The Holocaust Galleries, which have been designed by Casson Mann. Developed over five years, the galleries will open on 20th October 2021.
The new galleries replace the current Holocaust Exhibition at IWM London, which opened in 2000. The Holocaust Galleries have been developed using the most up to date research and evaluation, including archive material only available since the end of the Cold War.
“It has never been more important to learn about the second world war and the Holocaust and to understand this defining period of the 20th century, which dramatically shaped the world we live in today.”
Diane Lees, Director-General of IWM
Individual stories from some of the six million Jewish people murdered in the Holocaust will be told through over 2,000 photos, books, artworks and letters, and personal objects ranging from jewellery and clothing to toys and keepsakes.
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