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Students Explore the Cold War at IWM North

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Students Explore the Cold War at IWM North

Our A-level History students gained an insight into the Cold War during a visit to the Imperial War Museum North on December 9.

The museum has, as its website states, been “Purpose-built to tell the powerful stories of over a century of war” and “makes full use of its extraordinary exhibition space to deliver an award-winning immersive experience.”

Our students explored the timeline from the First World War to the present day, and were especially impressed with the Big Picture Show, “a series of 360 surround sound projections, including footage from Peter Jackson’s They Shall Not Grow Old.”

One student said, “The trip was very interesting and relevant to what we are covering in the Cold War topic of history. It helped to see artefacts and the back story and how it linked to the events. The most enjoyable part was in the centre of the exhibition; the large projection that told stories from conflict." 

Our students are photographed above. Below is a photograph of Poppies, a new sculptural form that cascades down to pool within IWM North’s Air Shard. This sculpture combines pieces from the 2018 artworks Poppies: Wave and Weeping Window.

 You can read more about the museum here.

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