Thursday, September 6, 2012

Australian War Memorial

Nestled within the industrial suburb of Mitchell is a huge purpose-built shed. Within its walls are to be found some of Australia’s national treasures. The Treloar Technology Centre is the Australian War Memorial’s conservation facility and storage hub. Once a year its doors are opened to the public to reveal a vast array of aircraft, rockets, vehicles, tanks, artillery, and equipment used by – or against – Australians in war for over a century.

Big Things in Store gives visitors a chance to see “behind the scenes” at the Memorial. Come and see the Large Technology Object workshops, where conservators preserve these intriguing items and talk to them about their latest projects, such as the conservation of a Hudson Bomber and a rare Japanese Ha-Go tank. Curators will also be on hand to reveal the stories behind this amazing collection.

Sun 16 September            10:00am to 3:00pm         More information