The Australian War Memorial will undergo a major development of its galleries and precinct to ensure it can continue to share stories of remembrance, and the Australian experience of war, for generations to come.
Digitisation project 2018 to 2022
The Australian War Memorial has recently received funding for a four-year digitisation project running from 2018 to 2022. The project aims to digitise collection items at risk of deterioration, including paper records, film, audio, and images. This will help preserve the original items and allow the collection to be more broadly available to researchers into the future.
Places of Pride
Places of Pride, the National Register of War Memorials, is a new Australian War Memorial initiative. It will record the locations and photographs of every publicly accessible memorial across Australia.
Sculpture memorial for Far East Strategic Reserve
The Council of the Australian War Memorial have endorsed in principle a proposal for a sculpture memorial to the Far East Strategic Reserve (FESR) to be installed in the Memorial’s sculpture garden.
Image: Tactical Operator Kenneth W Dusting, on the flag deck of the Daring class destroyer HMAS Duchess during service in the Far East Strategic Reserve (FESR) during the Indonesian Confrontation.