Summer is just around the corner and it is now only three months until we partially re-open on 29 July. To mark the three month countdown here’s a sneak peak what’s on from July at IWM London…
When it came to modelling which objects would be selected for our transformed Atrium and where they would be displayed, it soon became clear that neither glue or tape or tack would work.Read More
There is still a lot to see here at IWM London! Work is now underway to transform the museum in time for the centenary of the First World War in 2014, and you will see some changes in action when you visit.
The visitor services team are here to ensure that you get the most out of your time at the museum. Some of our galleries have now closed, and we are here to direct you to the highlights of the five floors of museum galleries that are still open.Read More
The Youth Panel’s first meeting of the autumn term saw some new faces and some exciting new projects. To begin the day, we met Luke from the Digital Media department, who told us about a collaboration that IWM is working on with a leading global digital archive. This initiative, kicking off with workshops this month, will explore how crowdsourcing can help IWM learn more about its collections. This is one of a number of projects in which Youth Panel members will take on an important advisory role.Read More
‘Is that real?’ This is a question frequently asked of the large exhibits in IWM London’s atrium. The answer is of course yes. The real question here is why would our visitors question whether we were displaying real historical objects? The answer lies in their display.Read More
If you’ve visited IWM London in the past few weeks, you may have seen me around. I’ve been doing some conservation work to prepare many of the objects in the large exhibits gallery for their moves in the autumn. Some of the objects I’ve already worked on are the shells and guns including the French 75mm Field Gun.Read More
Welcome to the first in a series of blogs from the museum archive. With the transformation of IWM London now moving into full swing, we thought it would be a good opportunity to tell you more about the history of the Lambeth Road building that our London branch has occupied for over 70 years.Read More