War Games exhibition moves to the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry

The War Games Exhibition is now in Coventry and has been an important element in the ESRC-funded Ludic Geopolitics project under University of Portsmouth’s Dr. Tara Woodyer’s leadership. Tara was a former PhD student at Royal Holloway’s Geography Department.

Material Sensibilities

The War Games travelling exhibition created and curated by the V&A Museum of Childhood has now moved to the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum in Coventry. As part of the launch, the gallery tweeted behind the secndes pictures of the exhibition.

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The Ludic Geopolitics project has been following this exhibition as it travels around the country, examining how visitors engage with its themes. Focusing on the last couple of centuries, the exhibition is a great opportunity for adults and children alike to explore the relationship between war and popular cultures, and public sentiments towards war and their reflection in the toy market. It is also a window onto the shift from military related toys to space and fantasy ranges such as Star Wars and Dr Who and superheroes toys and comics including Captain America and Iron Man. War Games is informative and also a great opportunity to learn through play.

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