Visitors explored the Gallipoli campaign in an exhibition which featured the interactive world of Minecraft® and incredible objects from the Museum’s collections.
Minecraft® is a hugely popular online game that is all about breaking and placing blocks. Since its inception players have worked together to create all sorts of incredible and imaginative things.
In the year leading up to the exhibition, students from Alfriston College re-created the landscape of 1915 Gallipoli in Minecraft®. Working with the Museum’s staff and utilising our First World War collections, the students learned about the experiences of the New Zealand soldiers in the 1915 campaign.
As part of our centenary education programme, Auckland Museum is using the popular Minecraft® game to engage students with the events that occurred at Gallipoli in 1915.Read more