Blog: Our exhibition
Monday 12 May 2008 by Mal Booth. 3 comments
Lawrence of Arabia and the Light Horse: catalogue cover Our exhibition catalogue has now sold out. You can, however, now download a pdf file of the catalogue and get this printed yourself. Read on
Tuesday 29 April 2008 by Mal Booth.
I realise this is short notice, but we just filmed a short segment on the charge at Beersheba (31 October 1917) in the exhibition this afternoon. It should run on SBS World News Australia, from 6.30 to 7.30 pm. It is being run in conjunction with a story about the dedication of the new Australian Light Horse Memorial at Beersheba by the Israeli President Shimon Peres and the Australian Governor-General Major General Michael Jeffery in …
Friday 18 April 2008 by Mal Booth. 7 comments
My colleague Robyn Van Dyk and I have probably taken well over 1,200 people on guided tours of the Memorial's current special exhibition Lawrence of Arabia and the Light Horse. As ANZAC Day 2008 approaches it is interesting to reflect on which Light Horse images have resonated most profoundly with our visitors. This week, I also took some veterans from the Vietnam War through the exhibition. They had served in the battle for Fire …
Friday 4 April 2008 by Mal Booth.
These tours are advertised elsewhere on our website, but just in case you've not seen them, either Robyn or myself are running tours of the exhibition at 10.45 am on the following dates: 14, 21, 24 and 27 February 5, 10, 12, 19 and 26 March 2, 9, 16, 23, 24* and 30 April 7, 14, 21, and 24 May They usually last around an hour, unless we get carried away. Of course you can always download the audio tour and bring it with you on an MP3 …
Tuesday 22 January 2008 by Mal Booth. 6 comments
I now have a better set of images of the exhibition taken by one of our professional photographers, Kerry Alchin. I had thought that I might just replace some of my terribly dark and grainy images, but after talking to our web team, we thought we might upload this new set as a slide show. You can stop the slideshow (by double clicking an image) to view more information or you can look at the previous posts, or even post a question in a …
Tuesday 15 January 2008 by Mal Booth. 2 comments
The launch team Beth McGeachy-Blay and her events team made sure that the launch of our exhibition on 6 December 2007 was over the top. She is shown above (third from the right) with members of her team and the two camel mascots she managed to "borrow" from the Australian Army's 26 Transport Squadron in Puckapunyal, with their handlers Privates Arron Daniel (far left) and Michael Francis (far right). …
Tuesday 25 December 2007 by Mal Booth.
Australian Flying Corps feature (1) AFC feature (2) Stuart Reid’s “Handley Page reaches rendezvous with Lawrence of Arabia” Lawrence’s black robes In terms of the links between Lawrence and Australians, this is one of the most fascinating parts of the exhibition. The Australian Flying Corps (AFC) had many pilots who had begun their service as members of the …
Monday 24 December 2007 by Mal Booth.
Here are some images of the exhibition. We haven't got the professional photos yet, so these are just my snaps. They'll be good enough to give you a look at most of the features we have on display. (I still need to add a couple that I seem to have missed when I took these, so check back sometime in January 2008.) Main entrance showcase The two films - “Lawrence of Arabia” and “Forty Thousand …
Thursday 13 December 2007 by Mal Booth.
Well, the exhibition is now open and my feet have barely hit the ground since. When things slow down I'll post some images and information about the opening, but currently I am still spending about 3-4 hours a day running tours as the exhibition seems pretty popular so far. Don't panic! It is open until 25 May 2008. As many of you will have read, Jeremy Wilson came out to the opening of the exhibition and presented a public talk on the …
Thursday 6 December 2007 by Mal Booth. 1 comments
Our installation is almost complete now and we will open tonight. This week a few of us have done a lot of media interviews, so it looks to be attracting a good deal of attention already. We released some edited film footage taken by Harry Chase for Lowell Thomas during his short stay with Lawrence and the Arabs in 1918. It was provided by the Imperial War Museum as it comes from their collection. You can view this footage and read a …