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Auckland War Memorial Museum – Gallipoli in Minecraft® Exhibition

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Auckland War Memorial Museum – Gallipoli in Minecraft® Exhibition


Flooring Project Description: Create and install customised carpet tiles for a special exhibition as part of the museum’s WW1 centenary education programme. Alfriston College students had worked with the museum to create a digital version of Gallipoli in the interactive Minecraft® game. One of the goals of the project was to help students of this generation to learn about this historical event and the site of significance to NZ’s military history.

Client: Heritage Carpets

Dates: 10 April 2015

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Work Completed:

  • Generating three different custom carpet tile designs to reflect the water, sand and grass of the Gallipoli Peninsula
  • Designs needed to appear pixelated to match the Minecraft® game, with very specific colours and sharp definition
  • Laying the carpet as a non-permanent installation


Flooring Project Highlights


Meeting a Tight Deadline
We organised the printing of the customised carpet tiles in a very short timeframe and carried out the installation in just one day to meet the client’s deadline.
Minimising Disruption
Installation was completed outside of the museum’s opening hours to avoid disruption.
Innovative System
We met the customer’s need for a non-permanent carpet installation by using an innovative floating floor system.


“Working with Hills is always a positive experience.

We have completed numerous commercial flooring projects together, including various tasks at Auckland War Memorial Museum, for example.

Big or small, jobs are executed with professionalism, skill and integrity.

We are very pleased to have them as one of our partners and have confidence that our products will be installed according to specification, by contractors willing to take extra care when required.”

– Umesh Dayal, Managing Director, Heritage Carpets Limited


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