With just under a month to go until we re-open on 19 July we’re busy installing our new galleries and displays including the upcoming exhibition IWM Contemporary: Mark Neville.

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The Menin Road, 1919, Paul Nash © IWM (Art.IWM ART 2242)

Our new First World War Galleries – opening 19 July – will feature over 1,300 objects including Paul Nash’s painting of a battle scarred landscape The Menin Road.  War artist Paul Nash worked on the painting from June 1918 to February 1919.

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In March we completed our work conserving the objects that will feature in the new First World War Galleries and atrium at IWM London as part of our Transforming project. Over the last 18 months, the conservation teams at IWM Duxford and IWM London have conserved and prepared a whopping 1,456 objects.

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This Saturday – 19 April – marks the three month countdown to our re-opening on 19 July.

While we’ve been busy updating on all the activity taking place behind the scenes here are our top five things to see when we re-open this summer.

First World War Galleries

Our new First World War Galleries will present the story of the war – how it started, why it continued and its global impact, through the lives and viewpoints of those who experienced it at the time.

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The team move the Sopwith Camel aircraft into IWM London

The end of March saw the arrival of two of IWM’s most iconic First World War objects – the Mark V Male tank and Sopwith Camel aircraft.

This installation represented a significant milestone in the Transforming London project – the tank and the aircraft are the last two large objects to be installed in the new First World War galleries ahead of our reopening  in the summer.

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Joni and members of the New Perspectives team

I’ve been so lucky to be a part of the New Perspectives project team for the past few months as part of my museum studies course; the programme is a really creative way to involve young people in the future of the museum.

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A detail of one of the projections featured in the new galleries. Image © Squint / Opera

Over the past 18 months we’ve been busy behind the scenes creating our new First World War Galleries, which open to the public on 19 July 2014. The digital media team is a key part of this development.

The previous First World War Galleries were designed in the late 1980s and opened to the public in 1990 before modern technology. Now, with a wide range of digital technologies at our disposal, we can offer new ways of presenting content for the visitor and put the surrounding objects into context.

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December 2013 saw the return of one of our most iconic objects – the V2 rocket. The rocket is now in place in our new atrium.

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