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Imperial War Museum First World War Centenary Galleries Get Heritage Lottery Fund Support

IWM (Imperial War Museums) has received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the First World War Centenary project.
This initial support means IWM can progress their plans further to secure a full HLF grant of £4.5 million. The project will transform IWM London by creating new First World War galleries in time for the centenary of the First World War in 2014. The galleries will be complemented by a programme of participatory learning activities.

The new First World War galleries at IWM London are a key part of IWM’s plans to mark the First World War Centenary in 2014-18 by leading a vibrant, four year programme of cultural activities across the country. The galleries will be 45% larger than the museum’s existing First World War galleries enabling IWM to display much more of its world renowned First World War Collection which includes art, film, sound recordings and photographs. Original objects such as personal items, letters and diaries will be exhibited in highly interactive, multimedia displays which explore the personal stories of those who lived, fought and died in the First World War. –

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