Tomb of biscuits

Wellington artist Kingsley Baird is building a tomb of Anzac biscuits depicting World War I soldiers to be exhibited in Europe. Baird, an associate professor at Massey University’s College of Creative Arts, said the more than 18,000 biscuits used for the “tomb” would be made by French bakers and he would stack the forms into the memorial shape during a three-week staging at the Museum of the Great War in Peronne, northern France, near the Somme battlefields. Next year, Baird will exhibit at the Bundeswehr Military History Museum in Dresden, to mark 100 years after the outbreak of World War 1 on 1 August. The German exhibition would contain a key difference, Baird said. “The difference in this work in Germany is that visitors to the museum will be invited to eat the memorial.”


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