Anzac Day 2012 National Ceremony
The Australian War Memorial hosted around 14,500 visitors for the traditional Anzac Day National Ceremony and more than 25,000 for the Dawn Service today. This year is the 70th year that Anzac Day has been commemorated at the Memorial.
The story of Australia’s long war in Vietnam has now been completed with the release of the final volume of the Official History of Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War, published by Allen and Unwin in association with the Australian War Memorial.
The Australian War Memorial is paying tribute to one of Australia’s leading modernist painters, Sir Russell Drysdale, in a small exhibition,Russell Drysdale at war, which will open on 7 February 2012, the centenary of his birth.
Free Summertime Family Activities at the Australian War Memorial
Are you visiting Canberra these holidays and looking for something to do? Why not visit the Australian War Memorial?
This summer holidays the War Memorial has a range of activities for the whole family.
Open dailyduring school holidays.
Officials war artist Ben Quilty
Australian War Memorial’s official war artist and Archibald prize winner, Ben Quilty, has recently returned from a tour of Afghanistan. Inspired by his tour, Quilty has already started working in his studio.