Battles

The introduction of the Solomon Islands to the concerns of the outside world came violently in 1942 with the arrival of military forces engaged in World War II. The construction of a strategically important airfield on Guadalcanal set in motion a chain of events that would forever alter the state …

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Artifacts

Artifacts One of the many things that will make this museum unique is the reverent presence of a selected representation of various artifacts from the wrecks of Iron Bottom Sound. Our philosophy behind this is not one of desecrating protected war graves, but with the cooperation of the various governments, …

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Business Visions

Business Visions As William J. Broad wrote in The New York Times: “The opening of the Titanic to forensic analysis is part of a global trend in which the end of the cold war is accelerating deep sea exploration as former military personnel and technologies enter the civil sector and …

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Introduction

Guadalcanal is one of the largest island in the Solomon Island group, located in the South Pacific. The islands are a double row of high continental peaks of the submerged mountain range that extends from New Guinea to New Zealand. The largest islands of the group are Choisuel, Guadalcanal, Malaita, …

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Visitor Experience

What is it? The Solomon Islands Museum and Guadalcanal War Memorial Where is it? Honiara, Guadalcanal Who is it for? * The people of the Solomon Islands * The veterans of World War II and their families * Tourists and underwater explorers * Future generations What is it about? * …

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Search and Discovery

Purpose (Why will the Museum be built?) The proposed museum for the island of Guadalcanal will tell the story of the Solomon Islanders before, during and after the military actions of World War II. The natural history of the islands will be the common thread that connects the stories. Vision …

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The People

This gallery of the Museum will compliment the Cultural Centre currently in Honiara. No discussion of the islands and the globally historic events would be possible without enlightening the visitor to the rich cultural heritage of the Solomon Islands. The Museum program can start with the furthest known prehistory of …

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Eco Land

Guadalcanal and the Solomon Islands contain some of the most diverse and untouched rain forest environments remaining on our planet. Both the flora and fauna of the forests and jungles of the island deserve our respect and protection. The goal of the Museum is to educate the visiting resident and …

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Eco Sea

The story of the Solomon Islands begins in the sea. The culture of the islands literally rose from the surrounding, nurturing ocean. The museum envisioned will connect the visitor to the dynamic underwater world that surrounds the islands. Since most visitors to the islands come to view the myriad of …

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