The Australian War Memorial marked the centenary of the declaration of the First World War today with a Last Post Ceremony attended by the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Senator the Hon. Michael Ronaldson, and a contingent of ambassadors and high commissioners.
The Director of the Australian War Memorial, Dr Brendan Nelson, encouraged all Australians to reflect on how far the world has come since the First World War.
The voices of primary school students will resonate throughout the Australian War Memorial’s First World War Roll of Honour cloisters over the next four years as part of a project launched today at the Memorial.
The Roll of Honour Soundscape project was launched today by the Prime Minister, the Hon. Tony Abbott MP, to mark the centenary of the declaration of the First World War.
Australian War Memorial official war artists Ben Quilty and Shaun Gladwell exhibit together for the first timeFriday 1 August 2014
The Director of the Australian War Memorial, Dr Brendan Nelson, will on Friday night open an exhibition by official war artists Ben Quilty and Shaun Gladwell at the John Curtin Gallery in Perth, Western Australia.
It is the first time Ben Quilty’s: after Afghanistan and Shaun Gladwell: Afghanistan have been exhibited together in the one venue.
The Australian War Memorial has announced a range of major projects to mark the centenary of the First World War, which was declared 100 years ago on 4 August 1914.
In Perth on the eve of the centenary, the Memorial’s Director, Dr Brendan Nelson, said many of the Memorial’s centenary projects reached out to communities throughout Western Australia and the whole nation.
Monday 4 August 2014 marks the Centenary of the start of the First World War. The Australia War Memorial will be commemorating this day with a significant Last Post Ceremony. We’ll also commemorate the four year Centenary period with a range of commemorative events and ceremonies.
To assist media with their First World War Centenary requests, the Memorial’s media team has reconstructed the online media centre. It will make it easier for the media to access newsworthy content direct from the Australia War Memorial, particularly for significant anniversaries.