Awm: Travelling Exhibitions Hail 3 Millionth Visitor

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Travelling exhibitions hail 3 millionth visitor

The Australian War Memorial’s Travelling Exhibition program will mark a major

milestone on Thursday 21 January, when the three millionth visitor is welcomed to A is

for Animals, now showing at the Western Plains Cultural Centre in Dubbo.

The Travelling Exhibition program is an initiative designed to make the Australian War

Memorial’s remarkable national collection of art, documents, photographs and relics

more accessible to all Australians.

Funded by the Australian Government’s Commemorations program, it began in 1997

and has toured 34 exhibitions to more than 400 host venues in every state and territory

in Australia, including to regional and remote communities.

Head of Exhibitions, Katherine McMahon, will present a special prize pack to the three

millionth visitor at the A is for Animals exhibition, which is on display in Dubbo until

31 January before moving to Geelong, Victoria.

The A is for Animals travelling exhibition was launched in 2009. It offers an A to Z of

animals in war, from mascots and messengers to creepy-crawlies. The exhibition covers

animals given jobs to do in war, and also explores those unwelcome animals, such as

insects, rats, and wild creatures, that make life in the field even more difficult and



3 millionth visitor to Australian War Memorial travelling exhibition


A is for Animals exhibition

                        Western Plains Cultural Centre

                        76 Wingewarra Street

                        Dubbo, NSW 


11am, Thursday 21 January

Further information:

Leigh Harris

(02) 6243 4575

0409 600 038

Emma Campbell   (02) 6263 6627                  

Andrew Glassop (WPCC, Dubbo) 

(02) 6801 4430

19 January 2010

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