Imperial War Museum's Centenary Partnership reaches over 1,000 members from 26 countries

Posted on on 06 June 2013
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The Imperial War Museum has announced that its First World War Centenary Partnership has significantly developed a year before the 100 year anniversary of the conflict begins.

It now has over 1,000 members from 26 different countries.

The Imperial War Museum established the Centenary Partnership in 2010 is a "network of local, regional, national and international cultural and educational organisations led by the Imperial War Museum".

The collective programme of the First World War Centenary Partnership will be launched in autumn 2013.

There are now members from 26 countries including the UK, Australia, America, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Serbia, South Africa, Slovenia, Turkey.

The Imperial War Museum stated that the Centenary Partnership will "enable millions of people to discover more about life during the First World War, connecting current and future generations with the stories and impact of this conflict".

Gina Koutsika, Head of National and International Programmes and Projects, said that she was "delighted" the Centenary Partnership had reached 1,140 members.

"There is ever growing interest in the centenary and a strong desire amongst members to work with each other, commemorate and highlight the long-lasting impact of this conflict today. Together, we will engage today’s audiences with activities and events that make the centenary relevant to them".

The Director-General of the Imperial War Museum, Diane Lees, also stated that the Centenary Partnership had a "shared aspiration" that its programme will "reflect how and what people want to commemorate, in their communities, throughout the centenary".

Source: Imperial War Museum press release

Date of press release publication: 06/06/2013

Images courtesy of the Imperial War Museum

Posted by: Daniel Barry, Centenary News