First World War Galleries: Centenary Campaign
We are transforming IWM London through our Regeneration redevelopment programme. The First World War Galleries: Centenary Campaign will see the redevelopment of the First World War Galleries due to be completed in 2014 to commemorate the centenary of the Great War. Find out more about Transforming IWM London.
As part of the First World War Centenary Programme, our priorities include widening access to our extensive First World War collection. We are seeking support for the following projects:
- Will you Dance for Me? A new film commissioned by Photoworks celebrating Auschwitz survivor Jeudith Arnon. Now in her late 80’s Jeudith resolved to devote her life to dance if she survived the camp, having been punished by an SS Officer who forced her to stand barefoot in the snow for refusing to dance at his Christmas party. She did survive, and went on to create the Kibbutzim Dance Company achieving international recognition as a dancer and choreographer.
- Lives of the Great War: Visitors will be able to trace their military ancestry using data from the United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials held by IWM. We need to fund a Project Assistant to coordinate a national network of volunteers and to assist with data entry. The information collected from Lives of the Great War will support IWM’s First World War Centenary Programme.
- Box Collection: Documentation and digitisation of a selection of 130,000 glass plate negatives taken by the British Royal Flying Corps (later RAF) to provide reconnaissance for the British Army over the Western Front in Belgium and France during the First World War.
- Bond of Sacrifice: Digitisation of a selection of over 15,000 images of officers and men who served and, in many cases, died during the First World War for inclusion on the IWM’s Centenary Wall.
If you are associated with a charitable trust or foundation and interested in supporting the work of IWM please contact:
Head of Trusts and Foundations
020 7416 5410