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Poppies: Weeping Window

By Paul Cummins Artist And Tom Piper Designer Free IWM London

Image credit: Poppies: Weeping Window at IWM London © Getty Images, Stuart Wilson

Poppies: Weeping Window is a cascade comprising several thousand handmade ceramic poppies.

IWM London tells the stories of those whose lives have been shaped by war through the depth, breadth and impact of their Galleries, displays and events. Visitors can explore the First World War Galleries and iconic Atrium which were transformed in 2014 to mark the start of the First World War Centenary commemorations. Visitors can also explore the other galleries and visit IWM’s temporary exhibitions.

IWM London presents Weeping Window while its sister institution, IWM North, presents Wave. At the end of the tour they will become part of the Imperial War Museums’ collection.

Visitors to IWM London can also see Poppies: Reflections, an exhibition designed by Tom Piper of photographs by Ellie Kurttz and Gideon Mendel, charting the four-year poppies tour.

In 2018, in addition to the Poppy sculptures, IWM will present Making a New World, a season of innovative exhibitions, installations and immersive experiences at IWM London and IWM North which will explore how the First World War has shaped the society we live in today.

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Dates subject to change

Wave and Weeping Window are from the installation ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ – poppies and original concept by artist Paul Cummins and installation designed by Tom Piper – by Paul Cummins Ceramics Limited in conjunction with Historic Royal Palaces, originally at HM Tower of London 2014.

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