Post by Dave Homewood on Aug 14, 2017 12:58:45 GMT 12
It seems once again the Auckland War Memorial Museum has forgotten their remit is to tell the history of New Zealand's wars?
I am no gun nut but I always found a look through the displays in the Armoury a very interesting and worthwhile thing to do, seeing the horrid weapons of war that our troops used or contended with in the past. The display added a lot of context to the stories of our veterans.
And what's better at conveying understanding, dozens of weapons (each with a little label describing the model # etc) inside sterile glass cases, or a display with pictures, quotes, context text and various artefacts including a few weapons? It seems that the Antique Arms Association thinks displaying as many weapons as will fit is the correct approach.