Having been heavily involved in the logistics, transportation and installation at previous locations, such as YSP, Fort Nelson and Lincoln Castle, Mtec have had the honour of being involved in the final citing of ‘Poppies: Weeping Window’ and ‘Poppies: Wave’ at the Imperial War Museums London and Manchester, respectively. Forming the last installment of a four-year journey, the Poppies will be in situ until Nov, 18. Mtec were in attendance at the unveiling of the London installation, which was originally part of ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ at the Tower of London in 2014. Each of the several thousand hand-made ceramic poppies symbolise a life lost at the Front in WW1, making the final location for this installation, at both of the IWM museums, extremely fitting.
Our involvement in such a monumental programme has been a real stand-out project of our 25 year history and it has been a true privilege to be a part of such poignant, prestigious and patriotic installations.
You can find out more about the tour of ‘Poppies: Wave’ and its sister piece ‘Weeping Window’, both created by Tom Piper and Paul Cummins, via the #poppiestour hashtag or on the 14-18 NOW website.
You can read more about the installations at both IWM locations here.