09 March 2022
Imperial War Museums is to exhibit Falklands collections items for the first time to mark 40th anniversary of the conflict.
From 2 April 2022, Imperial War Museums (IWM) will mark the 40th anniversary of the Falklands Conflict. New exhibits at IWM London and IWM North will include items from IWM’s collection that will go on display for the very first time. The story and legacy of the Falklands Conflict will also be explored through a digital programme, including a new episode of IWM’s Conflict of Interest podcast featuring actor Katherine Parkinson.
On 2 April 1982, Argentinian forces invaded the British overseas territory of the Falkland Islands, followed by South Georgia and the
New exhibits at IWM London will highlight eyewitness accounts of the conflict. Drawings by Linda Kitson, who was the first female artist commissioned by IWM to accompany troops into conflict, will be displayed alongside clothing, equipment and testimony of her time following British forces. Images by photographer Paul RG Haley, who covered the conflict for Soldier magazine, will also be on display. His photographs reflect the varied experiences of British and Argentinian forces on the Islands and capture pivotal moments in the campaign, such as the landings at
Haley’s photographs will also be projected in the galleries at IWM North, as part of a series of large-scale, newly digitised photos and film taken during the conflict. Other new displays at IWM North will focus on the stories of those who served with British forces during the conflict, including objects relating to
Through brand-new digital content, the museum will tell an in-depth story of the Falklands Conflict and examine its geopolitical context. Series two of critically acclaimed podcast Conflict of Interest will feature an episode on the Falklands Conflict. Actor Katherine Parkinson and IWM’s John Beales explore why the conflict happened, how it played out and its impact on the
Photographer Paul Haley said, "I'm very flattered to have this body of work added to the IWM archives and I hope it will prove useful to many over the years to come. I'm also delighted that some of the works will be displayed at IWM London and IWM North. In 1982, I was privileged to photograph
IWM is delighted to be collaborating with
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