100 portraits of New Zealand's very own Berry Boys along with vintage posters and photographs and artworks of war times will be displayed on mobile screens around the world.
With these special collections, Excio aims to commemorate Anzac Day and some of the individual soldiers who went to war in the First World War in a unique and interesting way that helps bring remembrance into the 21st century. The main goal is to bring history to people's everyday lives so they can learn something new.
The project will appeal to younger users who may not have enough interest to step inside a museum but by putting the content onto their smartphone, they're able to learn about the First World War in their own environment with a method they're comfortable with. Equally, this project is a way for the older generation who are no longer living in New Zealand to feel connected in commemorating Anzac Day.
The collections include archive photographs from Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa by soldier/photographer Herbert Green during his time in France, South Africa, England, and beyond. As well as portraits and candid shots of soldiers he also captured moments from everyday civilian life. The collections also feature portraits of New Zealand's very own Berry Boys. These photographs allow users to look into the men's eyes as they learn more about them and ponder what must have been going through their minds as they headed off to war. Plus, an array of vintage posters from this time can be enjoyed.
Follow the First World War collections on Excio's visual discovery app available in the Google Play Store. Users can also enjoy other historical collections as well as artwork and photographs from a variety of talented New Zealand individuals.