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New Hemisphere exhibition for Imperial War Museum North


By The Drum Team | Editorial

May 26, 2011 | 2 min read

Hemisphere has designed a new exhibition exploring the life of a war correspondent for the Imperial War Museum North.

'War Correspondent: reporting under fire since 1914' is the largest exhibition the subject ever held in the UK and investigates the motivations, challenges and risks war reporters face.

A series of specially-commissioned films from producer-director Chris Salt forms a running narrative through the exhibition, allowing many current and ex-correspondents to communicate directly to visitors about their thoughts and experiences.

The films also include contemporary footage shot by BBC correspondents Jeremy Bowen in Tripoli and Caroline Wyatt in Afghanistan especially for the exhibition.

"We gave Hemisphere the challenge of making an object-rich exhibition look as striking and stylish as our art shows and they have really created the wow factor we were looking for," said Rachel Knight, head of exhibitions at the museum.

"The wealth of new audiovisual content they have created for the exhibition forms a new archive of contemporary materials for us and makes such a rich experience for the visitor that we are sure people will want to make return visits to get the most out of it.”

This is the tenth exhibition that Hemisphere has created for Imperial War Museum North since 2003.

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