Impacts of WW1 on display

War will remain the theme at South Canterbury Museum this month.
The latest exhibition, Never a Week Goes By, which opened last week, follows on from a range of war-themed displays in commemoration of various anniversaries, including the Battle of Jutland.
Never a Week Goes By is a poignant display, which looks at two different South Pacific communities and how World War 1 in Europe impacted on them, museum director Philip Howe said.
The display looks at four cultures — French and indigenous Kanak from New Caledonia, along with Pakeha and Maori from South Otago. Mr Howe said the cultures had different, yet similar experiences of World War 1 while fighting for a colonial side.
‘‘It looks at memorials and individual stories to highlight the common experiences of men from different cultures,’’ he said.
The exhibition, a finalist in the 2016 Museums Aotearoa exhibition awards, was developed by South Otago Museum, which worked with Wellington company, In Touch Design, to produce the touring show.
‘‘It has now been exhibited in several New Zealand museums and will travel to Noumea for an exhibition at the end of the year.’’

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