Saturday, 24 September 2022

Imperial War Museums - War Games: Real Conflicts, Virtual Worlds, Extreme Entertainment



The UK’s first exhibition to explore what video games can tell us about conflict.
War Games: Real Conflicts | Virtual Worlds | Extreme Entertainment opens at IWM London on 30 September 2022. 

The exhibition will delve into one of today’s most popular storytelling mediums and seek to challenge perceptions of how video games interpret stories about war and conflict.

It will feature 12 unique titles including Sniper Elite 5, recently released by lead exhibition sponsor Rebellion, which, over the last forty years, have reflected events from the First World War to the present. 

Showcasing immersive installations, never-before-displayed objects and perspectives from industry experts, War Games will also include a playable retro gaming zone and a programme of supporting events.

Watch the video below to discover how the missions and tactics of Sniper Elite 5 compare to the true stories of men and women who fought in the Second World War or click here to find out more about the exhibition. 
© Anastasia Taylor-Lind
Ukraine: Photographs from the Frontline
14 October 2022 to 1 January 2023

The invasion of Ukraine by Russia in 2022 shocked the world. This new exhibition at IWM North presents photographs from photojournalist Anastasia Taylor-Lind.

These powerful works, displayed publicly in the UK for the first time, document the devastating reality of living amidst conflict.
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Animals in Wartime
IWM Photo Collection
Vital in moving supplies, sending messages and boosting morale, animals have often been subject to the same dangers faced by their owners during conflict.

Presented in a 96 page hardback book, this selection of images from IWM’s collection illustrates the ways that animals have played their part in wartime over the past century.
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