• What's behind the hoardings?

    Monday 2 September 2013 by Vanessa Wright.

    The Memorial’s First World War galleries are currently undergoing some necessary construction work before the new exhibition is installed. On Tuesday 13 August, The Australian War Memorial’s Council received an exclusive tour behind the hoardings of the First World War galleries. Luckily for us, the Memorial’s photographers were also there to capture the moment and the progress of the redevelopment. Dressed in their construction …

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  • Guns and Horses and Camels... Oh My!

    Friday 12 July 2013 by Miranda Cookman. 1 comments

    Last month saw the removal of collection items, large and small, from the Western Front and Sinai–Palestine galleries in preparation for major building works in the space. All of these objects will be moved into storage, with the larger ones going into the Treloar Technology Centre at Mitchell, a large purpose-built shed that houses some of Australia’s national treasures. Among these items were four special relics: two field guns, a …

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  • A new mooring for the Ascot boat

    Wednesday 3 July 2013 by Miranda Cookman.

    Steel lifeboat from HMT Ascot used in the landings on Gallipoli. AWM RELAWM05086.001 The start of the redevelopment of the First World War galleries has been an exciting time for the Memorial, with the removal of many significant collection items from the current galleries into temporary storage. A notable part of this project has been the move of the iconic Ascot boat from the Orientation Gallery. Weighing in at over 1,570 kilograms, …

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