Imperial War Museum - Modern Warfare Exhibition - Case History

Imperial War Museum project. computer animation + video displays, scenic reconstructions with showcased exhibits. Ronayne Design practice for designing museum, exhibition displays.




museum and exhibition design

Imperial War Museum modern warfare exhibition

At right hand side: the A-bomb (mute movie loop) endlessly projected onto glass

At the time of briefing us, the Museum had established its First World War and Second World War galleries, but had no gallery dealing with conflicts after 1945. Our task in designing it was to interpret the changing nature of warfare from Hiroshima and Vietnam to the Gulf War and Bosnia. Subjects such as the collapse of communism, guerilla warfare and terrorism are examined, as well as the role of the U.N.

The budget of £1.3m covered computer animation and video displays as well as scenic reconstructions including a real section of the Berlin Wall, and a high density of showcased exhibits.

The gallery was open for 10 years until dismantled in a Museum-wide refit, for its commemoration of the Great War centenary.