On a recent whistle-stop visit to Wellington New Zealand included as part of the tour (more about this in future posts) was a visit to the Museum of New Zealand which was hosting an exhibition entitled Gallipoli: The Scale of our War. This exhibition will be ongoing until April 2019 and full details are available via the link at the bottom of this page. If you get the chance to visit I would highly recommend it as a “must see”. The exhibition is not a glorification of war but the effects of war (specifically Gallipoli) through accounts of individuals who were there.
Photographers…. No flash photography is allowed so a steady hand and a very high ISO are required:
The words below are copied directly from the museums web site the link to which is at the end of this post.:
“Gallipoli: The scale of our war combines the world of museums with the world-class creative artistry of Weta Workshop to immerse you in the eight-month Gallipoli campaign.
The ground-breaking exhibition tells the story through the eyes and words of eight ordinary New Zealanders who found themselves in extraordinary circumstances. Each is captured frozen in a moment of time on a monumental scale – 2.4 times human size.
The giant sculptures took a staggering 24,000 hours to create, and countless hours were spent researching their rich histories.
Cutting-edge technology was also used to create 3-D maps and projections, miniatures, models, dioramas, and a range of interactive experiences that bring New Zealand’s Gallipoli story to life.
In total, 2,779 Kiwis lost their lives on Gallipoli, and many others were scarred for ever. Gallipoli: The scale of our war takes you to the core of this defining event.”