Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Auckland Museum’s lasting legacy - thanks to Lottery Grants

Media Release – 17 April 2014

Auckland Museum’s lasting legacy - thanks to Lottery Grants Board

Auckland War Memorial Museum will take its WWI centenary commemorations ‘to the people’ after receiving significant funding from the Lottery Grants Board.

The $3.8million funding will enable the Museum to bring its major WWI Centenary project to life by redeveloping two commemorative gallery spaces and undertaking a community outreach programme.

The outreach programme, comprising displays, digital elements and curatorial expertise, will be out in communities throughout the WWI centenary period encouraging families to share their recollections, records and experiences of war. These memories will be captured in the Museum’s Online Cenotaph database and form part of a lasting legacy for future generations.

The outreach programme will also add value to the Museum’s partners’ existing WWI programmes, including those of the RSA, Public Libraries, National War Memorials, schools, local interest groups and other museums.

Auckland Museum Director Roy Clare says, “Future Museum, our 20 year strategic plan, expresses our goal to reach ‘beyond our walls’. We are thrilled that the Lottery Grants Board has affirmed our vision to engage with people and communities. Through this exciting and generous grant we will be able to extend the Museum’s capacity. The investment will enable more people to share information and spread knowledge; to reflect on the sacrifices of those who have gone before us; and to commemorate the substantial international role played by our province and by our nation.”

Alongside the community outreach programme, a new enquiry centre will be developed onsite to provide a home base for commemoration. It will sit alongside an enhanced learning space for WWI discovery, the primary aim being to facilitate remembrance and reflection of the New Zealand WWI experience through inquiry.

Both projects form part of a creative, inspirational and sustained WWI centenary programme titled He toa taumata rau: Courage has many resting places, which runs to 2019. However, the development, now made possible by the Lottery funding, will be future-orientated in terms of content and learning engagement, and will outlive the commemorative period.

Since opening in 1929 the Museum has honoured the original intention of commemoration and memorial to those who served in the First World War and successive conflicts.

- Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: A Govt. Christmas Bad News Dump -The Skycity Convention Center Blowout & A Negative MBIE Review

If the government really did have good tidings of great joy you can bet it wouldn’t be strewing them about at Christmas time – which is, traditionally, the dumping ground for terrible news that the government fervently hopes the public will be too distracted to notice. And so verily this Christmas Eve we learn of (a) the explosion of costs to the taxpayer and ratepayer of the vile SkyCity convention centre in Auckland and that (b) the government’s flagship MBIE “super-ministry” run by its Minister of Everything is a disaster zone of incompetence and mismanagement. MBIE is a Titanic looking for an iceberg, or so it would seem. More>>

 

Parliament Adjourns:

Greens: CAA Airport Door Report Conflicts With Brownlee’s Claims

The heavily redacted report into the incident shows conflicting versions of events as told by Gerry Brownlee and the Christchurch airport security staff. The report disputes Brownlee’s claim that he was allowed through, and states that he instead pushed his way through. More>>

ALSO:

TAIC: Final Report On Grounding Of MV Rena

Factors that directly contributed to the grounding included the crew:
- not following standard good practice for planning and executing the voyage
- not following standard good practice for navigation watchkeeping
- not following standard good practice when taking over control of the ship. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell:
On The Pakistan Schoolchildren Killings

The slaughter of the children in Pakistan is incomprehensibly awful. On the side, it has thrown a spotlight onto something that’s become a pop cultural meme. Fans of the Homeland TV series will be well aware of the collusion between sections of the Pakistan military/security establishment on one hand and sections of the Taliban of the other… More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf Satire:
The Politician’s Song

am a perfect picture of the modern politic-i-an:
I don’t precisely have a plan so much as an ambition;
‘Say what will sound most pleasant to the public’ is my main dictum:
And when in doubt attack someone who already is a victim More>>

ALSO:

Flight: Review Into Phillip Smith’s Escape Submitted To Government

The review follows an earlier operational review by the Department of Corrections and interim measures put in place by the Department shortly after prisoner Smith’s escape, and will inform the Government Inquiry currently underway. More>>

ALSO:

Intelligence: Inspector-General Accepts Apology For Leak Of Report

The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, Cheryl Gwyn, has accepted an unreserved apology from Hon Phil Goff MP for disclosing some of the contents of her recent Report into the Release of Information by the NZSIS in July and August 2011 to media prior to its publication. The Inspector-General will not take the matter any further. More>>

ALSO:

Drink: Alcohol Advertising Report Released

The report of the Ministerial Forum on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship has been released today, with Ministers noting that further work will be required on the feasibility and impact of the proposals. More>>

ALSO:

Other Report:

Leaked Cabinet Papers: Treasury Calls For Health Cuts

Leaked Cabinet papers that show that Government has been advised to cut the health budget by around $200 million is ringing alarm bells throughout the nursing and midwifery community. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news