Imperial War Museum plans new Second World War galleries

The IWM First World War galleries, designed by Casson Mann
The IWM First World War galleries, designed by Casson Mann

The Imperial War Museum in London is planning new galleries dedicated to the Second World War and the Holocaust.

The museum has launched a search for a project and design manager to oversee the initiative. It says the new galleries are planned to open in 2021.

The deadline for applications to the project management role is 19 October. The IWM says the project will begin as soon as a team is appointed. For more information and to apply, visit

The IWM reopened last year following a six-month long, £40 million design overhaul.

Architect Foster + Partners led a masterplan project, which saw the building reconfigured around nine large objects housed in a new atrium.

Gallery spaces were redesigned with glass walls at each end overlooking the atrium.

Casson Mann worked on the new First World War Galleries at the IWM, which opened alongside the refurbishment.

The consultancy also developed the existing Second World War and post-war galleries.

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