The countdown continues!

Merely to remind you that........TIME FLIES

Merely to remind you that……..TIME FLIES © IWM (Art.IWM PST 3703)

Summer is just around the corner and it is now only three months until we partially re-open on 29 July. To mark the three month countdown here’s a sneak peak what’s on from July at IWM London…

On 29 July our new family exhibition Horrible Histories®: Spies opens. Based on the popular children’s book and TV series, you’ll be able to immerse yourself into the world of Second World War spy-craft including codes and cyphers, disguises, camouflage and gadgets.

We’re also launching IWM Contemporary – our new programme of exhibitions and events by leading artists and photographers whose work is in response to war and conflict. The first exhibition in the programme is Omer Fast’s 5,000 Feet is the Best, a 30 minute film exploring the experiences of a drone operator in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Also opening on 29 July is Architecture of War – a new exhibition which presents artists’ responses to the impact of warfare on landscape and environments. Spanning almost a century of British art, from the First World War to the present day, Architecture of War features works by artists including William Orpen, Ronald Searle, William Scott and Langlands and Bell.

Our Explore History Centre – where you can drop in and access our collections online – will also re-open. Our main research room will remain in All Saints building until Friday 16 August. Following a short closure it will reopen in the museum on Monday 2 September.

From July until summer 2014, visitors will enter IWM London through our side entrance and access around the museum building will be limited with the main atrium and large objects covered from view. Our large objects including aircrafts, tanks and artillery will be on display once again when we fully re-open in summer 2014, along with our new First World War Galleries, atrium, shop and park-side café.

Over the coming months we’ll continue to keep you updated on our new programme of exhibitions and events at IWM London as well as the latest news from behind the scenes as our transformation continues from July 2013 to summer 2014.

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