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WWII The Living Museum

I thought it fitting that today, the 60th anniversary of the end of the war between the Allies and Japan, we should make reference to Bristol-based designer Nick Hind’s Living Museum.

The exhibition formed part of a special commemorative exhibition in St James’ Park, London where design teams from more than 30 museums and organisations around the country created their own showcases to remember life in wartime Britain. Based on a timeline (not dissimilar to our own storymaps) this ‘living memory board’ took the form of an S-shaped wall in 12×15m space, depicting just some of the events and stories which unravelled following Neville Chamberlain’s declaration of war.

We are impressed. Visual imagery brings WWII stories to life, although so much in those days was communicated via the radio in the absence of TV. Great idea. Loved it.

Nailia Tasseel