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Film

Summer School attendee Catherine is our fourth guest blogger. Here she describes how she and other students used an item from our collections as inspiration to create silent animated films that may feature in our new First World War galleries, opening in 2014…

Catherine gets down to research about the psychological imapct of the First World War

When my history teacher first told me that IWM was hosting two Summer Schools on the First World War, my first thought was ‘I have to go on this’. It certainly wasn’t ‘I think we could make an animation using light’.

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Here’s our third guest post from Rubina, who attended our Summer Schools, where she and other students used items from our collections as inspiration as they created silent animated films that may feature in our new First World War Galleries opening in 2014…

Rubina works with other New Perspectives summer school students to research the Psychological Impact of the First World War

Choosing either physical or psychological impact wasn’t a tough choice. I knew I wanted to explore the psychological impact of the First World War because it was somewhat under the radar when it came to learning about the war at school.

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Animating films for the new First World War galleries.

Here’s our second guest post from students from the Summer School, where students used items from our collections as inspiration as they created silent animated films that may feature in our new First World War Galleries opening in 2014…

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Putting together films inspired by our collections to feature in the First World War galleries

As part of Transforming IWM London, two summer school projects were launched this August focusing on the physical and psychological impacts of the First World War.

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Earlier this week IWM London partially re-opened!  Here’s a sneak peak at what’s been happening behind the scenes during our temporary closure.

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Students from Broomfield School creating animations for New Perspectives

I first became aware of the New Perspectives project with IWM when I was asked by Anna Lotinga to act as a consultant to the project last summer. After we met at Broomfield School where I work as an Advanced Skills (History) Teacher and Head of Department, I was so impressed with what I heard that I immediately asked to be part of the project. This was an awesome opportunity for my students to create animated films about the First World War.

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Students from Broomfield School making an animated film for New Perspectives.

New Perspectives is a film-making project about lesser-known aspects of the First World War for young people aged 14-19 as part of Transforming IWM London and you can take part this summer.

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Wing Commander Guy Gibson with members of his crew of 617 Squadron

Wing Commander Guy Gibson with members of his crew of 617 Squadron © IWM (TR 1127)

This week marks the 70th anniversary of the Dambusters raid. Next summer when our new atrium fully re-opens we’ll have a piece of the bar from the Petwood Hotel where the off-duty aircrews involved in the Dambusters raid would relax and socialise. A recent acquisition by IWM, this will be the first time the bar has ever been on public display.

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