Post-war memories for Conran

Terence Conran’s CD Partnership is to design an exhibition on post-war Britain which will be held at the Imperial War Museum in London.

Set to open in October 1998, the exhibition will document the nation’s progress from austerity to affluence between 1945 and 1965. Youth culture, coffee bars, teenage rebellion and pop music will be central themes and the museum is poised to launch an appeal for memorabilia.

CD Partnership’s concepts for the 300m2 exhibition will be drawn up by early next year, and construction work is scheduled to begin at the museum in August.

“It is a period in history of rapid change and is one that Sir Terence [Conran] remembers very well. We are delighted that he has agreed to undertake the exhibition project,” says an Imperial War Museum spokesman of the appointment.

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