Belgian Memorial Maquette

On 12 October 2017, a Belgian memorial will be officially unveiled at the Pukeahu National Memorial Park. A maquette (or scale replica) of the Belgian memorial is currently on display within the foyer of The Great War Exhibition. The maquette, a laurel memorial wreath, symbolises the worldwide impact of the First World War, and the grief and loss suffered by all sides, around the world. Artists Nico Van Stichel and Lut VandeBos created the sculpture as a symbol of hope for future generations and hope for a peaceful existence between all peoples, regardless of origin, religious convictions or any other differences. The maquette and accompanying explanation will be on display for several months.

More of the artists’ work can be seen here. More information about the maquette is available here on the WW100 news page.