Temporal Earth exhibit at Canberra Museum And Gallery

On 11 November, Canberra Museum And Gallery opened its new exhibition, Memory of the World in Canberra, which brings together items on the UNESCO Memory of the World Register.

Temporal Earth was adapted into touchscreen exhibit that presents the Endeavour Journal and allows the visitor to turn  the pages over one by one. A transcript of each entry is provided for the visitor to read, and a visualisation is projected onto the wall, showing where the voyage had reached at that point in the journal.

A timeline underneath the journal shows the ship progressing through the different phases of the three-year voyage, and significant events such as deaths of the crew are highlighted so that the visitor can read James Cook’s description of the event.

 

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