I am working on a project transcribing and adding commentary to three diaries by 1st Otago Division recruit Cecil Duncan, The project is described here:
Create a set of high-quality colourised NZ-related WW1 photos.
Black and white photos have a feeling of "back then when things were different", but seeing scenes as if there were just photographed today might help give a better sense of the reality of life during the war.
A good example:
I am considering having a number of NZ ‘Lemon Squeezer’ hats made and wondered if anyone knew of a good source or was interested in collaborating to make up a larger order?
I write from Casa de la Imagen, a cultural place sited in Logroño, Spain.
My name's Ryan and I'm hoping to organise a poster series that commemorates opposition to conscription during the First World War. The labour movement, a number of iwi and a handful or churches all opposed conscription following its introduction in 1916.
Some of the people we hope to celebrate in this poster series are Te Puea Herangi, Archibald Baxter and Peter Fraser.
I have an exhibition of 11 works, based on the poppy, a symbol of remembrance since 1921 in New Zealand, to offer for display at either ANZAC, or Remembrance Day commemorations. These works were first exhibited on 11/11/11. This show, at the Real Tart Gallery, was opened at 11am by the New Plymouth RSA, and reported in the local Taranaki Daily News.
I would like to contribute to the 100 year celebrations, by making my series of 11 works from 'Remembrance' (each acrylic, on canvas, 18x18", some with tissue paper, and all with colour pencil) available for display.
I have written and recorded a song "Soldiers". I would like to dedicate tthe song to WW100 and to all the men & women of the armed services who so bravely, and with sacrifice, have contributed to making NZ the country it is today.
I am a young NZ singer songwriter in my 20s. It means so much to me to know that previous generations so selflessly gifted us today the opportunity to live in relative peace & harmony in our beautiful country.
How do I share this song ?
Yours in music Julia x
Set up a national project to encourage young people (let's say 15-25 year-olds) to find an image of a First World War ancestor and send it in along with a contemporary photograph of themselves. These could then be displayed side-by-side in an exhibition - online and/or physical. The best ones could maybe go into a picture book as well. Ideally the images would be at hi-res to allow them to be displayed at a decent size.
The idea here is to create a simple but striking visual connection with the First World War for the young adults of today.
Members of the First World War Centenary (WW100) Programme Office ran a workshop at the Museums Aotearoa 2013 conference on 10 April 2013.
The collated feedback from discussions following the presentation is provided below.