The King’s Society: The Imperial War Museum

On 28th January The King’s Society will be attending a private tour of the First World War Art Collection at The Imperial War Museum.

The King’s Society will be able to explore the unique record of the history of conflict from 1914 to the present day on an exclusive private tour of the Imperial War Museum’s art collection.

Ranging from First World War art to works produced in response to conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan, the collection contains work by British artists including Paul Nash, Stanley Spencer and Steve McQueen. This private tour reveals the history of the museum’s art collection and how British and international artists are collected and commissioned today.

Our guide will take us through new displays and tell the story of how artists in the First World War turned propaganda efforts into ground-breaking art.

We will see how Second World War artists took on an unprecedented effort to lift Britain’s morale through public art and discover some of the thought-provoking responses to conflict created by contemporary artists, including the Imperial War Museum’s own commissions.