Wednesday, July 14, 2010

shrine travels to belgrave

It was terrific to be able officially open the History of the Shrine Travelling Exhibition at the Belgrave Library this week. I had the pleasure of welcoming Denis Baguley, CEO of the Shrine of Remembrance, to speak about the exhibition and the Shrine.

Me, pictured with Denis Baguley, CEO of the Shrine of Remembrance. It was great to have Denis share his extensive knowledge of the Shrine with locals at the opening.

Denis and I were joined by community members and the Eastern Regional Libraries CEO and staff at the opening. The exhibition has been touring around Victoria for the past three years and has another two years of touring due to overwhelming popularity.

The exhibition chronicles the overwhelming grief for the loss of 19,000 Victorians in World War I and also explores varied expressions of past and present community attitudes towards events such as ANZAC Day and the Vietnam War.

There are some amazing images, spanning more than 80 years, as well as two audio visual displays with original footage from 1934 to 1954. It's terrific to have this exhibition locally, I encourage to have a look when you're next visiting the Belgrave Library.

The History of the Shrine Travelling Exhibition will be at the Belgrave Library for the next four weeks.

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