Writer and podcaster Elizabeth Day takes her husband Justin Basini to the Imperial War Museum in London, where they uncover poignant and personal stories of displacement, home and identity affecting people around the world today. Together they look at events from the First World War to the present day, explore objects synonymous with war and reflect on their families’ own experiences of conflict.
Note: As part of their visit Elizabeth and Justin experience some of the temporary exhibitions in the museum’s current ‘Refugees’ season (closing 23 May 2021). With museums expected to reopen on 17 May, you’ve only got a week to see this season at IWM London and its sister exhibition, Aid Workers, at IWM North in Manchester, but keep an eye on the museums’ social media channels for updates.
Series 5 of Meet Me at the Museum was recorded in accordance with Covid-19 guidelines.
The immersive experience A Face to Open Doors, by artists Anagram, and Refugees: Forced to Flee, an exhibition supported by AHRC and ESRC, form part of IWM’s Refugees season. The season is free to visit at IWM London until 23 May 2021 (iwm.org.uk/refugees).
Score for Battle of the Somme film – Laura Rossi
Thank you to artist Grace Schwindt and musician Tobias Vethake for use of the music from Remembering Home, on display in the exhibition Refugees: Forced to Flee.
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