• Behind, over and under the scenes.....

    Friday 19 April 2013 by Alana Treasure. 2 comments

    Welcome to the first of our First World War diorama conservation blog posts! Throughout the redevelopment of the FWW galleries we hope to give you an insight into what goes on not just behind, but also over and under the scenes! Theframework under Mont St Quentin A birdseyeview over a section ofSomme Winter Behind the fibreglass backdrop ofYpres This is the first time such extensive conservation has been performed on the FWW …

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  • A taste of Istanbul - Simpson Prize 2013

    Friday 19 April 2013 by Stuart Baines. 1 comments

    A quick note from me before we hear from Jack. Our first day in Istanbul is an opportunity to expose the students to Turkish culture and its place in the world. It is a crucial part of the trip and gives the students Ann understanding who the people are and how that Gallipoli experience has shaped this nation as much as Australia. It is a time where we can encourage the students to think about the position of those men and that nation …

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  • The long flight - Simpson Prize 2013

    Friday 19 April 2013 by Stuart Baines. 1 comments

    The first and most difficult part of our journey is now finished. I say difficult but probably only difficult for me. All of our students have flown in from each state and territory to meet in Sydney and then head off to Istanbul via Singapore. This does require some degree of juggling, time management and in some years Olympic style 100m dashing. This year was a breeze thanks to some great timing from airlines, and excellent support …

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