If you have been watching the news or reading the papers, you might have noticed New Zealand’s commemoration of the Great War has officially begun. Between cannons firing, speeches resonating and exhibitions opening, All That Remains has also quietly started growing momentum.
It’s still early days for this ongoing commemoration project, but we thought this would be a good opportunity to share how we’re doing so far.
Six participating museums
Our participant list has doubled since our launch in late June. Check out the collections from our newest participants: Te Awamutu Museum, North Otago Museum and Waimate Museum and Archives. Thanks to these three museums for sharing some amazing objects from their collections – our latest favourite is this life-saving cup and saucer set from Te Awamutu Museum.
159 collection objects
We have only scratched the surface of WWI objects in New Zealand collections, but already we’ve uncovered a fascinating range of objects related to the war. With many museums reviewing WWI collections as part of their commemoration activities, we’re looking forward to watching this collection expand.
2707 website visitors (July 2014)
We are encouraging museums who are participating to share their involvement with their visitors and it’s great to see Owaka Museum have featured the All That Remains project on their museum website. If you’d like to promote this project, promotional materials are available on the National Services Te Paerangi website.
Most viewed collection objects: Peace day dress, victory medal and commemorative plaque
These three objects had the most views on All That Remains during July 2014. You can follow a link to each object record by clicking on the images below.
We’d like to thank all the organisations who have already shared objects from their collections on All That Remains.
If you’re working with a WWI collection which you’d like to add to this online exhibition, contact us to find out more about participating.
Emma Philpott, Sector Training Coordinator, National Services Te Paerangi