February is an important time for the wellbeing of the Sir John Monash Centre’s equipment. To ensure the best possible visitor experience, the Centre closes for three weeks for annual maintenance.
This three-week temporary closure is an important time in the life of the Sir John Monash Centre, when the equipment and technologies deployed for the interactive and immersive experience are reviewed. For three weeks, it is no longer visitors who walk through the interpretive galleries, but technicians. Glaziers, programmers, software developers, computer specialists, engineers, electricians, all work alongside our operations manager to complete the difficult work that we cannot do when the Centre is open to the public.
It is also an opportunity for our visitor services team to attend training sessions and meet our partners. We had the opportunity, in particular, to discover or rediscover the collections and to take part in times of exchange with the teams of the Museum of the Great War in Meaux, of the Franco-Australian Museum of Villers-Bretonneux, the Underground City of Naours, and the Vignacourt 14/18 museum.