History of the Shrine...a building with a soul

This travelling exhibition toured throughout Victoria from 2006 until late 2011. Over 30 regional institutions hosted this important exhibition which aimed to connect all Victorians to the Shrine of Remembrance. The story of the development of the Shrine is traced, from some of the earliest concepts put forward after the First World
War (1914-18) to the recent development of the Visitors Centre and the vision for proposed Galleries of Remembrance.

The construction and symbolism of the Shrine buildings, together with the debates which surround the establishment of the Shrine and its ongoing relevance to the Victorian community, are represented through text and images. Dramatic changes that have occured since the expansion of the Shrine’s mission to redefine it as a centre for education. These and the vision for the future are also documented emphasising the legacy of the Shrine as ... a building with a soul.

Tour itinerary

National Wool Museum, Geelong
Warrnambool Art Gallery, Warrnambool

Diamond Valley Library, Greensborough
Mill Park, Library, Mill Park
Arts & Cultural Centre, Wyndham
Ringwood Library, Ringwood
Belgrave Library, Belgrave

Sir John Gorton Library, Kerang
Horsham RSL, Horsham
Colac Otways Performing Arts & Cultural Centre, Colac
Mumurkah Library, Numurkah
Hume Global Learning Centre, Broadmedows
Bright Art Gallery & Cultural Centre, Bright
Watsonia Library, Watsonia

Vietnam Veterans Museums, Phillip Island
Hastings Library, Hastings
Rosebud Library, Rosebud
Rye RSL, Rye
Wangaratta Branch Library, Wangaratta
Lakes Entrance Art Gallery Information Centre, Lakes Entrance
Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Ballarat
The Kilmore Library, Kilmore
Art Space, Wodonga

Portland Arts Centre, Portland
Latrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell
Benalla Art Gallery, Benalla
Mildura Visitor Centre, Mildura
Bendigo Town Hall, Bendigo
Shepparton Art Gallery, Shepparton
Club Mulwala RSL, Yarrawonga
Balla Balla Centre, Cranbourne

Ted Kenna Room, Hamilton Performing Art Centre, Hamilton


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