Summer School students researching our collections in the Department of Documents

Summer School attendee Lily is our final 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…

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The Humber Pig after conservation at IWM Duxford

As those who have visited IWM London since re-opening may have noticed, we are gearing up for the reinstallation of the large objects to the new atrium and First World War galleries.

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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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The Young Reporters being shown how to repair First World War posters

I first met some of the Young Reporters in March when they interviewed me for their Conservation podcast. I found them really interested and engaged when it came to discussing Conservation, so it seemed appropriate to actually demonstrate some of the skills that I use and give them the chance to have a go for themselves.

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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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The Young Reporters learn the tools of the conservation trade

After being interviewed by the Young Reporters for their radio broadcasts, it was great to have them return to visit me in the Conservation Laboratory and spend some time learning more about what I do as an Object Conservator at IWM.

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