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Using the Website

The lantern slides can be browsed individually, within the sub-collections, by location, digital exhibitions, tags, or by using the search tool. For each lantern slide there are images that represent four different views of the object, including front and back, the photographic image it contains, and the slide edge with the label. Our content can also be searched using DigitalNZ.


The lantern slides have no known copyright restrictions. Files of the digitised lantern slides can be downloaded by right-clicking on the image and selecting 'download'. Please note that the images sourced from external collections are subject to the copyright statements of each relevant institution.

To cite our lantern slides, metadata (catalogue data) and all other Illumination and Commemoration written and photographic content please include the following:

  • For the images of the digitised lantern slides, use the statement under 'Citation' that appears on the page of each slide.
  • To cite all other project content (written and other images), include the title of the webpage, the photographer or the author (Department of Art History & Theory, University of Canterbury) of the webpage, ‘Illumination & Commemoration’, and the webpage URL.


Student Interns: Abbey Foster, Bojana Rimbovska

Digitisation: Douglas Horrell, Laura Dunham, Bojana Rimbovska

Web design: Samuel Hope, UC Arts Digital Lab

Research and text: Laura Dunham, Abbey Foster


The Illumination and Commemoration Project was generously funded by a WWI Lottery, Environment and Heritage grant from the New Zealand Lottery Grant Commission and is supported by the UC Digital Arts Lab and the Macmillan Brown Library at the University of Canterbury, Canterbury Museum, and the Canterbury 100 group. 

We would like to thank all staff in the Department of Art History & Theory, UC Arts Digital Lab, College of Arts, Macmillan Brown Library, Teece Museum, Facilities Management, Research and Innovation, and Alastair Duff at the University of Canterbury; Canterbury Museum, Canterbury 100 team, Wigram Air Force Museum, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Ministry of Culture and Heritage WW100 team, Archives New Zealand, the National Library of New Zealand, DigitalNZ, and the New Zealand Lottery Grants Board.

Canterbury100 UC Arts Digital Lab WW100 Lottery Grants Board University of Canterbury

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