Dezeen: Architype builds eco-friendly archive for Imperial War Museum’s collection. “The Imperial War Museum has a new archive in Cambridgeshire, England, called the IWM Paper Store, which is the most airtight building in the world. The IWM Paper Store in Duxford was designed by sustainability specialist Architype to hold the museum’s most sensitive collections and records.”
The Times: Holocaust victims’ remains found in Imperial War Museum archives. “More than 70 years after they were murdered at Auschwitz, six unknown Holocaust victims will be laid to rest after it was revealed that their remains have lain for decades in the Imperial War Museum archives. Unbeknown to Jewish leaders, the ashes and bone fragments, believed to belong to five adults and a child, have been in storage for more than 20 years since they were bequeathed in the late 1990s by a Holocaust survivor who took them during a visit to the Nazi death camp.” Sometimes I have to stop, take out my handkerchief, and cry for a few minutes.