North West Region

January 2004
Management Services;Jan2004, Vol. 48 Issue 1, p34
Academic Journal
The article presents information on the visit of the regional members of the Institute of Management Services to the Imperial War Museum North at Trafford Quays in Great Britain. The curved surfaces of the museum building represent the shards created by the smashing of a hollow sphere--the architect's impression of the chaos resulting from war. Indeed, the sloping floors, the curved walls and the angled tower are sometimes disorienting for the visitor. Inside the building is dark, as there are no windows. There are five halls, called silos, each representing a particular theme of wartime activity. The major exhibits include a Harrier jump-jet, a Russian T34 tank, a World War I field gun and a Trabant. Smaller artifact such as uniforms, medals and helmets are displayed in special presentation cabinets.


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