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First World War Centenary
The Young Reporters meet some of our curators in the studio

The Young Reporters meet some of our curators in the recording studio

This week our IWM Young Reporters speak to curators Laura Clouting and Louise Macfarlane about how our new First World War galleries will captivate

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Young Reporters in the recording studio

Young Reporters in the recording studio

This week our IWM Young Reporters speak to Exhibitions Manager Becky Wakefield and Curator James Taylor about our new First World War Galleries opening next summer.

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Young Reporters working with students at Lambeth College

Young Reporters working with students at Lambeth College

This week our IWM Young Reporters speak to conservators Rachel Weatherall and Fiona Mclees about the work the conservation team need to do to get the collections ready for our new First World War galleries due to open next summer.

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The Young Reporters in the recording studio

The Young Reporters in the recording studio

As our Young Reporters tell us in their new podcast series, it’s time to kick back, relax, get a cup of tea and listen to our podcast about how IWM London is Transforming!

Our first podcast in this new six-part series explores how IWM has developed throughout its 96 year history as we get the inside scoop on what big physical changes are happening at IWM London since we temporarily closed earlier this year. In case you haven’t heard, IWM London partially re-opens on 29 July.

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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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Since 1989, five historic aircraft have soared overhead, suspended from the ceiling in our Large Exhibits Gallery at IWM London. Last month the first of these aircraft, a Sopwith Camel, was lowered to the ground and dismantled for safe transport as we prepare for the redevelopment of IWM London in January 2013.

Check out the timelapse video above to see how we did it. 

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PM David Cameron with IWM Young Reporters

PM David Cameron was interviewed by IWM Young Reporters from Archbishop Sumner School today following the announcement of the UK’s plans to mark the First World War Centenary.

Today, five IWM Young Reporters met Prime Minister David Cameron at IWM London.

The IWM Young Reporters are from two local primary schools, Archbishop Sumner School and Oasis Academy Johanna in south London. These Year 5 students are honing their reporting and investigative journalism skills so that they can report back to their communities and the wider public on all the changes that are going on at IWM London in the run-up to the First World War Centenary in 2014.

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French 75mm quick-firing gun

You may recognise the gun in this photo as one of the large objects which confront you as you enter IWM London’s famous atrium. It is our French 75mm quickfiring field gun.

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