What is the IWM Institute?

The IWM Institute is Imperial War Museums’ new innovation hub, bridging the gap between academic research and public engagement. Our programme explores the world’s most pressing conflict related issues through the contextual lens of history. Using challenging debates and discussions, original research projects, and dynamic animations and podcasts, the IWM Institute is redefining the boundaries of museum practice. Working with world-leading institutions and a network of experts from the fields of arts and culture, technology, policy, academia and the charity sector, we take a considered long view on contemporary conflict, helping people draw connections between the past and present.

WATCH OUR TRAILER

WATCH OUR TRAILER

   

IWM ASSOCIATES

IWM Associates are experts drawn from fields including the arts, media, academia, policy and the NGO sector. Associates work with IWM to develop creative new ways of deepening understanding of war and conflict.

  • MONA CHALABI
    MONA CHALABI

    Mona Chalabi is a data journalist and illustrator, currently Data Editor at The Guardian US.

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    MASUMA AHUJA

    Masuma Ahuja is an author, independent journalist and former Digital Editor at The Washington Post.

  • DrLinaKhatib
    DR LINA KHATIB

    Lina Khatib is Head of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Chatham House.

WATCH & LISTEN

Explore the IWM Institute's pilot phase events

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HINDSIGHT IN 2020 - LIVE TALKS
Examine the history behind the headlines in our monthly live talks series.
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CULTURE UNDER ATTACK SYMPOSIUM
A day of talks & debates unpicking complexities around cultural destruction in conflict. 
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REIMAGINING VICTORY
A digital series of talks & debates questioning the concept of 'victory' in conflict today.

RESEARCH

Research is at the heart of the IWM Institute. Explore our work below.

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RESEARCH
Research is a central pillar of the IWM Institute.
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COLLABORATIVE DOCTORAL AWARDS
Learn more about our Collaborative Doctoral Partnership programme, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
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Archive & Research Room
At Imperial War Museums, we aim to provide the widest possible access to our outstanding collection, be that printed material, documents, sound, film, photographs or works of art.