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Polaroid of Youth Advisers Elana, Ciara and Josiah with Elizabeth Crawford, IWM’s Trusts and Foundations Officer

This week/Last week Elizabeth Crawford, who is the Trusts and Foundations Officer at IWM, came in to speak to us about how IWM is funded and her work with Trusts and Foundations, and also how we as the Youth Panel are funded.

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Hi everyone,

This Saturday we worked on the last ten captions of the family trail, which will be displayed in the new First World War Galleries.

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Discover what we got up to during Kid’s in Museum’s Takeover Day 2013 at IWM London from our Youth Advisers, staff and the special guests who took part…

Seven IWM Youth Advisers became curators for the day working with James Taylor, the lead curator of the First World War galleries, and writing the family captions for the new galleries

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As I made my way to IWM London I encountered the repercussions of the storms that had swept Britain – with my train being delayed I hastily walked to the museum.

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‘Oh I Was Very Lucky, London 1944’ by Priscilla Thornycroft.

Earlier this year during the planning of our current exhibition Architecture of War 

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Trench Football

Trench Football – one of the objects researched by Amy and the Youth Panel

As I had taken part in an IWM Summer School, the cake-filled welcome to my first IWM Youth Panel meeting felt like home. After getting to know each other in the best way possible – sharing embarrassing childhood tales – we climbed further into the heights of the building to the iconic dome itself for our introduction.

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This week our IWM Young Reporters interview me –  Anna Lotinga – to find out about the three projects we’re running to involve young people in Transforming IWM London including the IWM Youth Panel, New Perspectives and of course the IWM Young Reporters!

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IWM Youth Advisors in the Atrium during construction, April 2013

Hi, I’m Amelia. I’m currently undertaking a student volunteer placement at IWM London and was lucky enough to join the IWM Youth Advisors Ruben, Elana, Zipporah, Kevin and Josiah for their April meeting. This was a packed day focusing on the changes that the museum is currently undergoing.

We started with an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour led by Geoff Burningham, Senior Construction Manager. It was a brilliant chance to see first-hand the redevelopment of the museum. It was amazing to see how much the museum has already changed and to use our imaginations to picture what it will look like in the future.

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