Post by Dave Homewood on Dec 4, 2017 15:38:04 GMT 12
This is one of the best museums in this country, and far better than the Te Papa version down the road at telling the story of New Zealanders and the First World War in my opinion. It's the best of all the NZ WWI Centennial projects I've seen, some have been a complete and utter waste of money. Sir Peter and all involved have done New Zealand proud with this exhibition. I hope the place will not suffer from the ministry's shortfall.
I went to the Great War Exhibition (my second visit) and photographed some of the things within, in anticipation of it's closure in 2018. A staff member explained that the exhibition is hoping to raise funds to continue as a permament fixture after November, when it is scheduled to close. Meanwhile, here are some images and a link to my flickr album with more. There's descriptions behind the images, too.
Post by Dave Homewood on Dec 21, 2017 14:03:25 GMT 12
Wow, that would be fantastic if they can find a way to retain it as a permanent museum, and especially if some of the items at Te Papa can move there when that display ends. The Government promised a National War Museum at the end of WWI and it never happened, this is the opportunity to put that right. Perhaps they could expand it to include other wars over time and create an Imperial War Museum type of attraction.
Wow, that would be fantastic if they can find a way to retain it as a permanent museum
They have some things on loan from other museums already; the Turkish pontoons and other sundry items, and there is work going on in other parts of the building, so there will be other exhibitions while it is still open. Problem is, the museum is relying on public donation to raise money and it looks as if the council might not come to the party, so it's a long shot.