Head of Research, Imperial War Museum, London, U.K.
Suzanne Bardgett joined the IWM straight from Durham University, where she had studied Modern History, and worked on various exhibitions, publications and education projects before joining the IWM’s Directing Staff in 1983. She was founder/editor of the Imperial War Museum Review, the Museum’s annual journal of articles about the collections which ran from 1986 until 1996. From 1995 to 2000 she led the team that created The Holocaust Exhibition. She subsequently directed the exhibition “Crimes against Humanity: an exploration of genocide and ethnic violence” and from 2004 to 2007 facilitated a Bosnian team’s creation of the Srebrenica Memorial Room at Potocari in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Since 2008 she has been leading a program to reinvigorate research at the Imperial War Museum. She has published numerous articles and edited two books: Belsen 1945: new historical perspectives (2006), and Survivors of Nazi Persecution in Europe after the Second World War: Landscapes after Battle Volumes 1 and 2 (2010).