The new Albany War Memorial
This talk will outline the creation of the National Anzac Centre in Albany, Western Australia with a special focus on the curation of its content. The National Anzac Centre was created in just over a year and a half to commemorate the departure of the First and Second Convoys from Albany, WA. Funded by the Federal and State Governments and developed through an intricate collaboration of curation, design and multimedia, it opened to widespread approval on 1 November 2014 and continues to operate with great success.
About the Speakers
Stephen Anstey is Acting Head of History Department at the WA Museum and was the lead curator for the National Anzac Centre in Albany. He has curated and co-curated national traveling exhibitions and major history exhibitions, including Debt of Honour: Australia’s First Commandos and East Timor. He is currently working on the WA Museum’s New Museum Project. He lectured in museum studies at Edith Cowan University.
Dr Sue Graham-Taylor AM holds a First Class Honours Degree from UWA and a PhD in History from Murdoch University. She has worked as a professional historian, researcher and museum curator over many years. Sue was employed as Curator, History at the Western Australian Museum from 2000 to late 2007. Since that time she has continued to undertake commissioned histories and historical research and has curate a range of exhibitions for the WA Museum and for the Freshwater Bay Museum. Sue curated the Counting the Costs gallery in the National Anzac Centre.
Tuesday 12th July 2016, Reid Library 2nd Floor Conference Room
Doors open 7:00pm – Talk commences 7:30pm
Cost: $5 donation (Free for Friends of the Library Members)