Sir John Monash Center
The Sir John Monash Center, situated in the North of France, is a museum that tells the story of the sacrifice of thousands of Australian soldiers during World War I. This story is addressed to the young people of the 21st century.
MUEVO undertook the entire Fit-Out of Sir John Monash Center, by using modern interactive technologies, yet keeping many elements of the Australian identity. The special panels framing the flat screens were made of wood that was transferred from Australia to Greece and, then to France. The multimedia environment is interrupted by works by Australian artists that reduce the emotional tension of war stories. Visitors tour the site with the help of an application downloaded to their mobile phone.
The challenge for us was to coordinate all the required works and processes between two continents and create a digital gallery resting on a tall steel and wooden structure. In just one of the museum rooms, we installed 186 screens, while Sir John Monash Center features 440 screens displaying the archival material and representations of the time.
Villers Bretonneux, France