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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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IWM London now – partially – reopen

Last week IWM London partially re-opened. If you’ve been following this blog you’ll know that we are transforming IWM London to mark the Centenary of the First World War in 2014, creating new spaces and new ways for you to explore our unique collections.

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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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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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Wing Commander Guy Gibson with members of his crew of 617 Squadron

Wing Commander Guy Gibson with members of his crew of 617 Squadron © IWM (TR 1127)

This week marks the 70th anniversary of the Dambusters raid. Next summer when our new atrium fully re-opens we’ll have a piece of the bar from the Petwood Hotel where the off-duty aircrews involved in the Dambusters raid would relax and socialise. A recent acquisition by IWM, this will be the first time the bar has ever been on public display.

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Merely to remind you that........TIME FLIES

Merely to remind you that……..TIME FLIES © IWM (Art.IWM PST 3703)

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…

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545x385 IWM London Atrium floor architects' drawing with notes

An early version of the proposed floorplan of IWM London’s transformed Atrium space with our notes included.

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.  

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