As Charles Bean returned from the war in 1919 his vision of how the Australian “war memorial museum” would look is captured in a single sketch.
The building, an imposing neo-classical structure, would serve to house the war memorial collection and provide a place to understand the experiences of the Australian soldiers as well as a place to grieve for those fallen.
Ortelia Interactive Spaces is working very closely with our Australian War Memorial partners and stakeholders to bring Bean’s vision of the memorial to life as an online 3D navigable building. The building will house the Memorial’s art and photography collections according to Bean’s original curatorial vision. The Memorial’s First World War history paintings will be seen as they were intended to be displayed for the first time.