'Weeping Window' cascades from the cupola at the Imperial War Museum in London (Photo: Centenary News)

'Weeping Window' poppy display opens at IWM London

Posted on centenarynews.com on 05 October 2018
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The final presentation of the Tower of London WW1 Centenary poppies tour is under way.  

Weeping Window will be displayed at the Imperial War Museum’s historic Lambeth Road site in London until 18 November 2018.

The sculpture, together with Wave, was created for the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red tribute to the dead of the Great War in 2014 by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper. 

Both Weeping Window and Wave have now reached the end of a nationwide tour presented as part of the UK’s 14-18 NOW cultural programme.

After the Centenary commemorations, they will become part of Imperial War Museums’ collections. 'Wave' is currently on display at IWM North in Manchester.

The Imperial War Museum was founded during the First World War in 1917 to commemorate the sacrifices of all sections of society.  Lambeth Road has been its permanent home since 1936 (Photo: Centenary News)

Welcoming the arrival of Wave and Weeping Window, IWM Director-General Diane Lees said: “They, along with Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, have become some of the most iconic images of the First World Centenary, and we are delighted to see one of the sculptures returning to the capital for the first time since 2014. 

"This is a wonderful opportunity for the public to see an artwork which has played such an important role in connecting people with the First World War, against the backdrop of IWM, which was founded in the midst of that same conflict to tell the human stories of lives engulfed in war and to show how conflict has shaped the world in which we all live."

'Weeping Window' is at IWM London from October 5 - November 18. 'Wave' is being displayed at IWM North Manchester from September 8 - November 25. The story of the Tower of London Poppies is told in a new book from IWM, with a foreword by the Duke of Cambridge.

IWM London is also marking journey’s end for the poppies, with 'Reflections'a special exhibition of photographs by artists Ellie Kurttz and Gideon Mendel featuring public reactions to the tour.

'Wave' at IWM North (Photo: Centenary News)

See also in Centenary News:

Making a New World - IWM opens latest Armistice Centenary exhibitions.

Source: Imperial War Museum

Images: Centenary News

Posted by: CN Editorial Team