Spies, Lies and Deception
Imperial War Museum | 2023
This temporary exhibition explores why deception is used and the people at the heart of deception exploring some of the most successful, surprising and shocking deceptions that have been created during the last hundred years of conflict. Spread across three galleries, displays include stories and objects from IWM’s collections from WW1, WW2, the Cold War through to contemporary conflict including Iraq and the Salisbury poisonings.
A sequential visitor route leads visitors into the first gallery where large, theatrical setworks provide a backdrop to deception on the battlefield. In the following galleries, espionage is explored through a combination of AV projection, tactile models, large ambient graphics and simple interactivity.
In developing the exhibition, we collaborated with:
Skellon Studio: 3D Design and co-Creative Direction
Seeing Things: Graphic Design and co-Creative Direction
Lighting: Andy Grant
AV: Clay Interactive / New Angle / IWM
CLD: Build Contractor
Imperial War Museum
Photos: IWM/Kathleen Arundell