The WW1 Centenary Exhibition will draw broadly on narratives in the critically acclaimed new First World War Galleries at IWM London. Visitors will experience a multi-sensory, collections-rich and interactive personal journey of the war that changed the world.
350 objects chosen by expert curators from IWM’s world-class collection will feature when it opens at the Melbourne Museum in 2015, including:
- Herbert Hillier’s sketch of Anzac Cove on the morning after the first landings at Gallipoli
- Fragments of fabric and wood from Manfred von Richthofen’s Fokker triplane, allegedly shot down by Australian ground-fire
- Rum ration cup from HMS Vindictive, damaged during the daring raid on German-held Zeebrugge
These objects, along with dramatic film, rare artworks, sounds and images will bring people face-to-face with stories that illuminate the experience and personal stories of war, and show how it was fought on such an enormous scale that spanned continents.
To find out more visit ww1exhibition.com.au.