Explaining genocide

Bardgett, Suzanne
November 2005
Interpretation Journal;Autumn2005, Vol. 10 Issue 3, p13
This article presents information on the setting up of a ground-breaking display on genocide and ethnic violence that opened at the Imperial War Museum in London in 2002. Visitors who arrive in this space find an exhibition made of just two elements: a floor to ceiling screen across the end of the space on which a 30-minute film is continuously screened, and a table of interactive videos. An introductory text explains the exhibition's purpose to allow visitors to explore why it is that ethnic violence and genocide have happened so frequently in the past 100 years.


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