The Australian War Memorial has a series of redevelopment projects and events lined-up to mark 100 years since The Great War.

WWI gallery redevelopment – commemorating 100 years since the start of the First World War in 1914, the Australian War Memorial is currently undertaking a major redevelopment of its First World War galleries.

The redevelopment began in June 2013 in order to meet the needs and expectations of a contemporary audience through the integration of technology and will showcase more than 1600 items from the memorial’s National Collection. The new WWI galleries are set to open to the public in December 2014, prior to an official launch in February 2015.

Gallipoli conference – the Australian War Memorial and the Australian National University (ANU) will host an international conference, Gallipoli 1915: a century on, on March 18-20, 2015.

The event will be held at ANU’s Llewellyn Hall where leading historians from all the countries who contributed forces to the campaign will present current perspectives on the many faces of Gallipoli. Themes will include the impact of Gallipoli on the societies involved; myth, memory, and nationalism; and Gallipoli today.

Private tours of the Australian War Memorial are available for corporate groups and the awe-inspiring ANZAC Hall can be used for after-hours banquet and cocktail functions. The newly refurbished Poppy’s Café can also be utilised for events with a tighter budget.

For more information visit, www.awm.gov.au

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