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Global Events: Suffolk Stories

Please note this exhibition has now closed. Please visit our Exhibitions page for more details on online displays, and future exhibitions.

You can still visit the exhibition from home with our online virtual tour!

Global Events: Suffolk Stories was the inaugural exhibition at The Hold, the flagship new heritage centre for Suffolk on Ipswich Waterfront.

This exhibition explored how the Suffolk community has responded to different international events throughout history. Focusing on the arrival of American service people during the ‘Friendly Invasion’ of WW2, the rising tensions and public messaging of the Cold War period, and the collective community response to COVID-19 during 2020.

Through original archival documents, photos, music, and film, visitors explored the similarities and differences between these three global events, and understand how Suffolk has changed as a result.