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Visitors to IWM North have been watching the new Big Picture Show for Build the Truce – a 360 degree projection of images and footage across the 27 foot high walls of the Main Exhibition Space.

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As Build the Truce goes public with a gallery installation at IWM London and a Big Picture Show at IWM North for July 20th, we’ll be updating the blog regularly so please give us a steer on what you want to know or questions you’d like to ask about IWM’s response to the Olympic Truce.

Meanwhile, here’s our top story from June.

We welcomed special guests to IWM London on June 6.

Lord Bates at IWML's Build the Truce gallery

Lord Michael Bates and Conrad Bailey (Head of Conflict Reduction at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office) joined members of the London Borough Faiths Network at IWM London for a visit to the Build the Truce display. Great to see the gallery so full of visitors – and so many people listening to the eyewitness interview material we’ve collected. Following the viewing, our guests joined me and the BTT co-curator, Dr Tim Jacoby, in a discussion on the Olympic Truce.

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I directed the Build the Truce film now installed at IWM London, having worked on the project for several months with curators Catherine Roberts at IWM and Dr Tim Jacoby (University of Manchester). Becoming involved in a project like this can be daunting. There’s masses of research to do, new expressions to learn and experts to talk to. The learning curve is steep but once the research has started you wonder how on earth you went through your life not thinking about this stuff before.

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Delighted to hear visitors have been interested in Build the Truce’s film and touchscreens at IWM London, if you have been to the display let us know your thoughts.

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Belfast mural reflects the peace process: Nothing about us, without us, is for us

Build the Truce public programmes 2012 begin on July 24 as we open a new audiovisual display at IWM London

A short creative film inspired by people living and working in the aftermath of conflict takes it soundtrack from interviews with civilians, ex-combatants  and aid workers. They have witnessed conflict and truce in Iraq, Northern Ireland, Sierra Leone, El Salvador and Kosovo.

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Have you seen Build The Truce displays at IWM London or North? Had time to think about it? Share your ideas by completing this short survey which will help us planning future projects.

Really look forward to hearing your views.

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