1 Oct 2017

Making a century-old war relevant today

From Standing Room Only, 12:30 pm on 1 October 2017

Auckland War Memorial Museum is about to unveil its new gallery, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele. Pou Kanohi New Zealand at War is making history  It's the first dedicated war memorial space designed to educate young people about the country's experience of the First World War,

It's interactive, using virtual reality and other technology to help young people find out the daily realities of war, to  understand why people were motivated to fight in the Great War, or to be conscientious objectors. Ben Bradford, the Museum's Exhibition Developer, explains to Lynn Freeman that this is the second new gallery opened, as the Museum undergoes a massive renovation.

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