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December, 2012 Monthly archive
Designs for the new First World War Galleries by Casson Mann © IWM

A design concept for the groundbreaking new First World War Galleries which will use contemporary voices in new and innovative ways. Design by Casson Mann © IWM

I hope you people at home are not madly optimistic about the chances of an early peace.

So wrote 2nd Lt Frank Warren from France on 15 October 1918. He was probably aware from the newspapers that Germany had requested an armistice twelve days previously, but he did not guess that within a month the war would be over.

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P51D Mustang being prepared for lowering at IWM London in December 2012

P51D Mustang being prepared by our team of expert conservators for lowering at IWM London.

This past week, the last of our 65 large objects, the P51D Mustang – which has been suspended 15m high in our Large Exhibits Gallery for over 20 years – was lowered by a team of expert conservators before being transported to IWM Duxford to be conserved in our public hangar Conservation in Action.

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Concept for IWM Atrium © Foster + Partners

Concept for IWM Atrium © Foster + Partners

Our team’s job is to select and shape the displays for the new Atrium and what you see as you first step into IWM London.

The challenge is how to draw all the complexity of conflict – its overwhelming forces and extraordinary human experiences – into one relatively small space. 

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Members of the IWM Youth Panel meet in October 2012 to discuss new projects

Members of the Youth Panel meet in October 2012 to discuss new projects.

The Youth Panel’s October half term meeting was an exciting day spent exploring new ways to advertise all the museum has to offer.

Following on from our previous meeting, where we all chose our museum ‘highlights’, we met with Visitor Experience Manager, Linda, who gave us our brief for creating a new A5 flyer, which would be printed and given to visitors when they enter the museum.  The flyer will be utilised next year, to help visitors plan their time at the museum, targeting families and children.

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