Frontline Medicine at Imperial War Museum North

Conflict through the eyes of a frontline medic

Specification:
Client: Imperial War Museum North
Service: Concept Design
Size: 750 sqm

Project Details



In association with Imperial War Museum North, MET Studio designed a special exhibition detailing the journey of a frontline wartime medic. From mental and physical preparation, to the chaos, confusion and horrors of the battlefield itself, the many moving stories of courage and sacrifice and finally to the aftermath of the battle and the long lasting impacts on both the medics and the injured soldiers, visitors were exposed to an immersive experience designed specifically to communicate the emotion and reality of this crucial and often overlooked wartime role.


Visitors moved through an angular, mist-like exhibition structure made of layers of fabric strands to discover stories, artifacts and interactives along the way.

As visitors moved deeper into the structure they were further detached from their periphery and forced to focus on their immediate environment, just as a medic would when on the field of battle.


The conclusion of the journey showed the aftermath of conflict both mentally and physically, posing powerful questions to the visitor such as, ‘Could you cope with losing a limb?’ and ‘Could you go back to a normal life?’.

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