With the New Perspectives project, IWM London challenged young people to take a new perspective on the First World War, inspired by our collections. Young people could research our archives; pitch ideas to museum curators and work with filmmakers to storyboard ideas and make animated films. Some of the lesser known First World War topics we covered with New Perspectives included: Africa; Indian Army; Turkey and Gallipoli; Psychological Impact and Physical Impact.

About New Perspectives

We worked with four London schools: Notre Dame, Broomfield, Southfield and Cumberland.  We also delivered two summer schools. In total we produced 22 wonderful and informative silent films about interesting collections the students discovered in our archive. These New Perspectives films now feature in our new First World War Galleries.

What's been going on behind the scenes?