Hemisphere creates Imperial War Museum North show

Imperial War Museum North has appointed Hemisphere to create its major 2009 exhibition, Prisoners of War.

The Manchester-based consultancy won an unpaid creative pitch against three other groups in October. It has since been briefed to create a show that will appeal to a broad audience, from children to war veterans.

The nine-month-long show will be in the museum’s 500m2 special exhibitions gallery space and will feature sound archive material, physical and digital exhibits and possibly video interviews with war veterans.

Hemisphere will pitch next week for the contract to create marketing materials for the show. It is also creating the exhibition and posters for Women’s War Artists, which runs from February to April. The Imperial War Museum North has worked with the group since 2003, recently adding it to its promotional campaigns and information design rosters.

Meanwhile, the museum is running a tender to find landscape architects to remodel its outside spaces.

Prisoners of War runs from 23 May 2009 to January 2010.

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