What Remains

  • through January 5, 2020
  • Imperial War Museums, London
From the Nazi theft of art and the bombing of Coventry Cathedral to the destruction by ISIS of objects from Mosul Museum in Iraq, war devastates lives, kills people and destroys the cultural heritage that people hope would outlive them. Sometimes destruction is accidental, but often our cherished places, objects and stories are deliberately targeted in conflict. What Remains explores why cultural heritage is attacked during war and the ways we save, protect and restore what is targeted. More than 50 photographs, oral histories, objects and artworks are on display.

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