The hsd team were thrilled to attend the recent opening of the War Games exhibition at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. This project represents the continuation of our long working relationship with the Canadian War Museum, which began over 20 years ago with the opening of the new museum in the LeBreton Flats. For this temporary exhibition, hsd provided full exhibit design and content management services.
War Games explores both the importance of gaming to military training and strategy, and the impact of conflict on games in popular culture. In addition to artefacts and audiovisual resources, the exhibition features five interactive experiences through which visitors can explore the historical connections between war and games and try their hand at a variety of war-themed games. Major trends in wargaming are explored in five chronological zones, extending from ancient times to the present day.
The exhibit runs from June 8th to December 31st, 2023.
Hannah Hadfield, Interpretive Design Strategist