World War One centenary

August 20, 2015
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New First World War galleries

The First World War Galleries are open to the public from 1 December 2014, after a major redevelopment to commemorate the centenary.

Commemorative tapestry commission

To mark the centenary of the First World War, the Memorial has commissioned a significant new commemorative tapestry.

Anzac Centenary Print Portfolio

To mark the centenary of the First World War, the Australian War Memorial commissioned the Anzac Centenary Print Portfolio.

Our vision

Director of the Australian War Memorial, Dr Brendan Nelson describes his vision for the Memorial’s commemoration of the centenary of the First World War.

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From 2014, the world will be commemorating 100 years since the start of the First World War. For Australians this is a momentous occasion. The First World War touched the lives of nearly every Australian and the impacts are still prevalent today. For these reasons it is essential to commemorate, remember, and learn from those who sacrificed their lives during those four years, 1914 – 1918.

The Australian War Memorial will be commemorating the centenary of the First World War through a major redevelopment of its First World War galleries and a variety of new public programs and events. The Memorial's new First World War exhibition, Australia in the Great War opened in the redeveloped galleries on 1 December 2014. For information on the redevelopment process please visit or the .

A number of other projects have been launched. These include:

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Borrowing items from our collection

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A year in review

2015 was a momentous year for the Memorial, and we are preparing ourselves for an even bigger 2016 as we continue to commemorate the centenary of the First World War and other major events in Australia’s military history. Here is a short video of highlights from the activities throughout 2015.

Source: www.awm.gov.au
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