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IWM London is transforming our First World War Galleries and Central Hall in the lead up to the First World War centenary in 2014. Tune in for a behind-the-scenes look at this transformation as we document our progress, challenges, innovations and discoveries.

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IWM has an unparalleled collection of material, covering all aspects of twentieth and twenty-first century conflict. This blog is run by the Department of Research and reports on the research undertaken into our holdings.

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War Memorials Archive

IWM is working to compile a record of all war memorials in the UK and to promote their appreciation, use and preservation. There are currently details of over 60,000 UK memorials recorded in our online database, with more being added all the time.

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Historic Duxford is a new exhibition which will tell the story of this famous RAF station. This blog is run by staff from IWM Duxford’s Department of Interpretation and Collections.

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Build The Truce is an Imperial War Museums initiative. It examines the potential of truce, especially for the processes of conflict prevention and resolution. Truce is a suspension of violence: a pivotal moment of opportunity in the cycle of conflict. Build The Truce takes this concept as the direction for an ongoing inquiry into the Museum’s subject matter, collections and continuing relevance.

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The Social Interpretation project looks closely at digital interaction and participation in the museum gallery space, via mobile and through online content.

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