Each month, join the Australian War Memorial online as we peel back the layers of time to explore key moments in history, go behind-the-scenes into the workings of a world class museum, and share with you some of the important artefacts from our extensive collection.

Our Museum At Home webinar series gives you the chance to hear from our historians, curators and other expert staff, and a unique opportunity to ask questions about Australia’s military history.

November 2020 - Wednesday 4th - Ink in the Lines

Museum At Home Webinar - Ink in the Lines

In this webinar by the Australian War Memorial we explore the reasons members and veterans of the Australian Defence Force have tattoos.


October 2020 - Wednesday 14th - How historians research for the Last Post Ceremony

The Last Post Ceremony has become an iconic event at the Australian War Memorial commemorating an individual on the Roll of Honour, daily, 364 days a year. The Last Post Ceremony provides a solemn commemoration of an individual’s sacrifice and their story. In this webinar, we take a closer look at how historians at the Australian War Memorial researches those commemorated in the daily ceremony with historian Dr. Meleah Hampton.


September 2020 - Thursday 10th - VP Day and the end of the Second World War

Speaker:

Dr. Karl James has been a historian at the Memorial since 2006, and has been Head of the Military History Section from 2019. A graduate of the University of Wollongong, his research focuses on Australia’s involvement in the Second World War.


August 2020 - Tuesday 11th - Korean War 70th Anniversary

Take a closer look at Australia's role in the Korean War with historian Michael Kelly and curator Elise Horspool in this free webinar hosted by the Australian War Memorial.

This is an interactive webinar, where viewers have the opportunity to send in questions online during the event for our speakers to answer.

Speakers:

Michael Kelly is a First World War and Korean War historian in the Military History Section at the Australian War Memorial.
Michael has delivered talks to public conferences and the media and publishes regularly in the Memorial's military history magazine Wartime. Most recently Michael co-edited In from the cold, Reflections on Australia’s Korean War , ANU Press, Canberra, 2019. https://press.anu.edu.au/publications/cold

Elise Horspool completed her Bachelor of Arts (History Major and Minor) at the ANU. She has worked in many roles at the Australian War Memorial, most recently as an Assistant Curator in the Military Heraldry and Technology section.