One of the world's most destructive conflicts recalled through the experiences of eight people.
A mother awaiting the return of her son. Brothers from Tyers River fighting on the Western Front. A Jewish German soldier on the other side.
The stories of World War I soldiers and their families remain profoundly affecting. Over 100,000 Victorians enlisted; survivors returned forever changed but many never came home at all. We still feel the war's aftermath today, a century after it began.
This exhibition includes over 300 objects and photographs, each of which tells a story of love and sorrow. As you make your way through the exhibition, the story of one individual unfolds on an integrated app created by Art Processors, developers of the 'O' at MONA.
Included with museum entry.
Museum Members receive FREE museum entry.
The original copy of Edward Wylde Haverfield's diary is held by the Australian War Memorial. Contact them to see if they can assist you in obtaining a copy.
Upon entering the exhibition, the app prompts each visitor to select a character to follow and the content os downloaded over Wi-Fi to the device.
The Storyteller app is not essential but it will certainly enhance your experience of the WWI: Love & Sorrow exhibition. Although the app is designed to be used in the museum only, we recommend downloading it to your own device before visiting and if you forget your earphones these can be purchased at the shop.
Thanks for your enquiry. As this exhibition space deals with sensitive themes of the emotional aftermath of war and it is a confined space, there are limits to the age and amount of students we can permit in there. Please contact the Melbourne Museum Bookings & Enquiries Office on 8341 7767 to further discuss.
You can borrow a device free of charge that is preloaded with the app. Just ask at the ticket desk when you arrive at the museum.
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WWI: Love & Sorrow
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The Storyteller app is your personal guide through the exhibition. Borrow a device from us at the ticket desk.
It depends a lot on the individual but we generally suggest allowing between 60 and 90 minutes to see the World War 1 Centenary exhibition.
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