The walls and dome of the Hall of Memory, at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, are lined with one of the largest mosaics in the world. Designed by artist Napier Waller (who also designed the fifteen stained glass windows in the Hall), it was unveiled in 1959.
The mosaic inside the dome depicts the souls of the dead rising from the earth towards their spiritual home, represented by a glowing sun within the Southern Cross.
The figures on the walls – a soldier, a sailor, an airman and a servicewoman – recall the Australian experience of the Second World War. Installed by Italian craftsmen and using more than six million pieces of glass tesserae, the mosaic took over three years to complete.
ICS carried out a major program of conservation works to the mosaic in the Hall of Memory from 1998-2000. This included:
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