IWM Duxford

Cambridgeshire, CB22 4QR

A historic airfield and museum of aviation history, IWM Duxford commemorates its centenary with a special sound installation during summer 2017.

Nick Ryan, DX17

As well as discovering the story of one of the UK’s earliest Royal Air Force stations, this summer at IWM Duxford you can experience a new sound sculpture, DX17, by artist and composer Nick Ryan.

Created exclusively for the museum, Ryan’s installation is inspired by Duxford’s rich history and the memories of the men and women who lived and worked on site. Across the sculpture’s surface are 100 points of light, each of which transmits narrative voices, signals and music that represent hundreds of memories from Duxford’s past, using innovative sensor technology to translate light into sound.

On display until 30 September 2017, the sculpture is a great reason to visit the museum as a whole, where you can also find permanent exhibitions dedicated to land, air and sea warfare, see historic aircraft being restored, and enter the 1940 Operations Room, the nerve centre of Duxford’s Battle of Britain. 

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