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War poet Siegfried Sassoon outside his home, Heytesbury House

In August last year a pilot digitisation project was organised for the Department of Documents and Sound and it was agreed that the first selection of objects would be made from the collection of the war poet, Siegfried Sassoon.

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The next few weeks will see the installation of several more objects in our changing atrium gallery.

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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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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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The Young Reporters learn how to identify insect pests

In early July I led two conservation workshops about insect pests for the Young Reporters project.

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The Young Reporters in the conservation workshop

As part of Transforming IWM London I was asked to participate in the Young Reporters project involving Year 5 pupils from two local schools – Archbishop Sumner School and Oasis Academy Johanna.

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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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HM King George VI watches a squadron of British fighters take off on a mission from Monty's staff car. Image © IWM (TR-2149)

HM King George VI watches a squadron of British fighters take off on a mission from Monty’s staff car. Image © IWM (TR-2149)

Work is now complete on the car owned by Monty in North Africa, Sicily and Italy during the Second World War.  Using archive photographs

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