We’re very excited to introduce All That Remains: WWI objects in New Zealand museum collections | He Waihotanga Iho mai i te Pakanga Tuatahi – www.allthatremains.net.nz
In July, the world marks the centenary of the beginning of World War I (WWI). New Zealand’s museums hold many memories of wartime through the objects in their collections. As of today, they can join together to create a collaborative, virtual exhibition that informs and enlightens current generations about the sacrifices of their ancestors.
All That Remains is a shared exhibition website that features objects from the home front and overseas. The website offers a platform for museums, galleries, historical societies, archives, iwi, and Returned and Services’ Associations to participate in the commemorations and showcase their WWI-related collections, stories, and activities to the world.
The website is produced by Te Papa’s National Services Te Paerangi, and is just one part of Te Papa’s planned activity for the WWI centenary commemorations.
All That Remains launches today with some fascinating objects already shared, thanks to our early adopters – Owaka Museum, Mataura Historical Society, and Te Papa. We’re now inviting other museums to get involved by sharing their collection items and WWI stories on the site. We’re also inviting the public to get to know more about the significance of WWI by exploring the website, and sharing their thoughts on the objects and stories shared there, using comment and tag functions.
We hope you enjoy getting to know New Zealand’s war time collections through All That Remains.