Gallipoli - The Scale of Our War

Gallipoli – The Scale of Our War

CoveKinloch Wellington Ltd Project Manager Paula van Raalte was privileged to work alongside the Te Papa Gallipoli Project Team on the Gallipoli: The scale of our war exhibition from November 2014 to April 2015.  Paula’s role reported to the overall Exhibition Project Manager, Sue Harrop, and was specifically focused on managing the base-building construction including new walls, ceilings, services and flooring for the exhibition. The exhibition, which combines the worlds of museums with the world-class creative artistry that Weta Workshop is renowned for, was viewed by around 30,000 people in the first fortnight of opening.

“We’re interested in that human experience, seeing it through an emotional lens with the words these individuals wrote, how they recorded and reflected their experiences. At the same time we’re bringing rigour, accuracy and humanity to that story.” Kirstie Ross (Te Papa Lead Curator).

For more information on the making of the exhibition go to: http://gallipoli.tepapa.govt.nz/watch

Featured image: Weta Workshop’s Jacqueline Makkee applies the finishing touches to the larger than life Spencer Westmacott. Photo: Norm Heke, Te Papa Tongarewa

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