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    Default Imperial War Museum closed to public: research facilities

    Hi,

    Don't be alarmed by the title: IWM in Lambeth is undergoing some 'upgrades' and is closed to the public until about July this year. However, what is not immediately obvious when looking at the website is that research facilities are still available on a restricted basis.



    http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections-research/research-facilities



    I thought they were simply closed but it turns out the Photo Library premises has been pressed into use as a reading/viewing room for library and sound/vision files ordered in advance. So not exactly 'business as usual' but OK if you know what is needed in advance. It was explained to me clearly that only advance orders were being handled, no chance of adding to your order once you arrive.



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    Hello Bruce, thank you for keeping us informed on IWM and the NAA.
    Norman

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    Hi all,

    I can confirm that the reading room is open and there were no restrictions in looking into the photo files available in the study last Monday.

    Pavel
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    Hi Pavel,
    I take it you were in the small room housed in the photo-archive, which is not in the Main Building. That annexe is where all researchers who would normally be in the Main Reading Room are now seen, and their books/documents ferried over to them. Service for the Photo Collection is not affected by the Main Building closure, except that they are feeling a bit crowded.

    By the way, how were the lead times for hard copies of photos? I heard they were very quick these days.

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    Hi Bruce,

    yes exactly - I take it you were in the small room housed in the photo-archive.

    Unfortunately I can not say for other documents as I was not using them.

    As I wrote we have been there last Monday and the photos did not arrive yet but it could be delay by the international post so it is not relevant reference.

    Pavel
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