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Imperial War Museum Launches Innovative Explore History Centre

LONDON.- This May the Imperial War Museum London launches Explore History, an innovative project which will see visitors get up close and personal with the past thanks to improved access to the Museum’s Collections. The Museum’s chief new feature will be the Explore History Centre, a specially-designed public space where anyone can drop in for free and immediately access parts of the Museum’s vast collection of digitised photos, film, sound recordings, documents, art, ephemera and books. Visitors young and old will be encouraged to take advantage of an easy-to-search web catalogue, interactive multimedia displays, and the expertise of staff, to discover hidden treasures from the Museum’s archives as well as the personal stories behind them. Individuals can even pre-book appointments with Museum experts to learn more about objects they’ve uncovered at home, or to suggest items they wish to donate. There