Australia will be There – Floortalk

Thursday  17 August 2017 | 10am – 11am
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Join curator Jean McAuslan, Director of Access and Learning for the Shrine of Remembrance,  as she explores the personal stories and history informing Australia Will Be There: Victorians in the First World War (1914-19).

Jean McAuslan is the Director of Access and Learning at the Shrine of Remembrance. Jean worked at the Australian War Memorial as an art curator before moving into gallery development and heading the project to redevelop the Memorial’s Orientation and Circulation galleries. Since 2003, Jean has directed the Shrine’s special and regional touring exhibition programs including Indigenous Australians at War, History of the Shrine and Australia Will Be There, which marks the centenary of the First World War. Jean led the content development for the Galleries of Remembrance and now oversees their ongoing renewal.

Join Jean as she explores the personal stories and history informing Australia Will Be There: Victorian in the First World War (1914-19), a travelling exhibition from the Shrine of Remembrance.

This will be followed by the Official opening of Australia will be There: Victorians in the First World War and Wangaratta RSL Collection Highlights

 

Booking is essential so please call the gallery on 03 5722 0865  or book now!

 

image: Anti-Conscription leaflet 1917. The Conscription debate divided Australia. ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ campaigns vied to capture the imagination of voters. Reproduced courtesy of the Australian War Memorial (RC00331)