Panasonic New Zealand is proud to announce that we are
the projector partner for Te Papa's upcoming exhibition
Gallipoli: The scale of our war.
In this exciting new exhibition Te Papa combines
the worlds of movies, model-making, and museums to create an
exhibition like no other.
Gallipoli: The scale of our war brings together the
creative artisans of Weta Workshop with the
curatorial research and expertise of the national museum. On the
18th of April, a top secret creative approach will be revealed,
bringing to life the story of eight ordinary New Zealanders who
found themselves in extraordinary circumstances at Gallipoli.
Weta Workshop's founder and exhibition creative director
Sir Richard Taylor says his team is proud to be
part of this exhibition. "The opportunity to take on this role has
been truly one of the most extraordinary experiences of my
The exhibition's historical director Dr Chris
Pugsley believes the exhibition will help shape people's
views on the Gallipoli campaign. "This is the national exhibition.
This will set the tone of how New Zealanders remember the Gallipoli
campaign for the 21st century. How people respond to this
exhibition is enormously important for the generation who are
coming through school now, because they will look back and
determine what they think of Gallipoli by what they see at Te
Lead curator for the exhibition Kirstie Ross says
the exhibition is a chance to unpeel some of the myths around the
eight month campaign. "We're interested in that human experience,
seeing it through an emotional lens with the words these
individuals wrote, how they recorded and reflected their
experiences. At the same time we're bringing rigour, accuracy and
humanity to that story."
While the main visitor experience for the exhibition is a
tightly-held secret, Te Papa is able to reveal a range of
immersive, emotional experiences visitors will encounter. These
include following the action on 3D maps and projections, witnessing
the cramped, filthy conditions that the soldiers faced, and
exploring inside a scale-model of the Maheno - a luxury liner
converted into a hospital ship to evacuate the sick and
The exhibition opens on the 18th of April and
will be free-of-charge to ensure everyone has the opportunity to
see this nationally significant exhibition. CLICK
HERE to find out more about the exhibition.
Before the exhibition opens, Te Papa will release a series of
videos every Monday as a part of their 'Making of' series.
CLICK HERE to go behind the scenes and
learn more about Gallipoli: The scale of our war before it
opens on the 18th of April.
Gallipoli: The scale of our war is the centrepiece of Te
Papa's comprehensive four-year Conflict and Identity programme of
research, discussion, and reflection on the dynamics of conflict
and its impact on our national identity.