Permanent Exhibitions | Shrine of Remembrance

Permanent Exhibitions | Shrine of RemembrancePermanent Exhibitions | Shrine of Remembrance

Permanent Exhibitions

Gallery of Medals


The Gallery of Medals is about the service and sacrifice of Victorians in war and peacekeeping operations from the Boer War (1899-1902) to the present. The service of 400,000 Victorian men and women is symbolised by the service medals that have been awarded to military personnel of all ranks, and civilians who have contributed strong support to military activities.

Wall of medals


A set of 22 replica medals, representative of service medals awarded to Australians by the British, Australian and South Vietnamese Governments, are repeated to make over 4,000 medals in the 40 metre long wall. Each medal represents 100 Victorians who have served in military and peacekeeping operations and six who lost their lives.

Of the 24,000 Victorians who have lost their lives in service some 19,000 died in the First World War (1914-18).

Recent Conflicts Gallery


This exhibition features photographs, video footage and artefacts revealing the drama and tragedy as well as the humour and comradeship.

Discover the human stories behind the headlines and find out what it was really like to serve in Australia's 21st-century wars. Stories include:

an Australian sorting through the wreckage of the World Trade Center.
a witness to a car bomb attack in Iraq
a young man wounded when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device, and the female medic who gave him first aid
a soldier fighting the Taliban in a remote valley of Aghanistan
Photographs and video footage taken by the servicemen and women themselves show the wars through their eyes - the drama and tragedy as well as the humour and comradeship.

The Recent Conflicts gallery was supported by the Victorian Government and the Victorian Veterans Council.

GALLERIES OF REMEMBRANCE


Containing over 800 objects, photographs, uniforms and works of art to illustrate the experiences of Australians at war and in peacekeeping operations from the 1850s to the present day.

The Galleries are set in a cathedral-like underground chamber beneath the Shrine.

This space contains permanent and special exhibition spaces integrated between the memorial's original red brick foundation columns.

The vaulted ceiling and handlaid columns create avenues and intimate display spaces, no two of which are the same.

Over 800 objects, photographs, uniforms and works of art illustrate the experiences of Australians at war and in peacekeeping operations, from the 1850s to the present day. See the evocative Gallipoli landing boat, lay a poppy on the Rolls of Honour or discover untold stories of Victorian service and sacrifice using pieces of family memorabilia rarely seen by the public.

The Galleries are the centrepiece of a $45 million redevelopment project that utilises 1,600 square metres of undercroft space beneath the Shrine, funded by the Victorian Government and the Anzac Centenary Public Fund. The Galleries were officially dedicated and opened to the public on 11 November 2014.

FLOWERS OF WAR


A collaborative commemorative enamel work of art

The appearance of cornflowers and poppies on the battlefields at the end of the First World War symbolised for many the fragility of life and the hope of rebirth. This collaborative work of art comprises enamelled floral emblems of remembrance, inspired by those found on the battlefield and at home.

Measuring over two metres in diameter and composed of more than 400 individual handcrafted brooches, Flowers of War draws on stories of the First World War from local community archives and museums to consider the many ways people reflect upon the past.


❊ When ❊


Happens: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Times: 10am-5pm daily (last entry 4:30pm)


❊ Where ❊


Shrine of Remembrance View Venue
Corner St Kilda Road and Domain Road Melbourne Victoria 3001 Map
Shrine of Remembrance℅ Naarm
Corner St Kilda Road and Domain Road, Melbourne, 3001, Victoria✆ Venue: 03 9661 8100 | Event: 03 9661 8100





❊ Web Links ❊

Permanent Exhibitions | Shrine of Remembrance

www.shrine.org.au


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