Media Release – 26 October 2011
The International Cricket Hall of Fame in Bowral is gearing up to open the new Bradman Gallery in late November 2011. Set on the historic Bradman Oval, the very ground where the late Sir Donald Bradman honed his cricketing skills, the new Bradman Gallery will be the centrepiece of the International Cricket Hall of Fame which is a Mecca for Cricket Tragics and sports fans alike.
“The Bradman Gallery underpins the International Cricket Hall of Fame and we are thrilled that we can take the Bradman story to a new level and introduce new audiences to the incredible achievements and legacy of Sir Donald Bradman” said Museum Curator, David Wells.
The new gallery will showcase items from the Bradman Museum that have never been on display before integrating low and high tech interactive technology to tell the story of ‘The Boy from Bowral’ and his incredible achievements both on and off the field.
“The International Cricket Hall of Fame goes from strength to strength and opening our relocated and expanded Bradman Gallery gives visitors yet another reason to visit the museum” commented Rina Hore, Bradman Foundation Executive Director.
Other elements of the new Bradman Gallery include a dedicated Bodyline Theatrette, a new interactive Tank Stand display, an interactive Bradman letter trail from 1926 to 2000 and the first ever display of Sir Donald’s presentation coaching slides, shown in context and replicating his own presentations. Priceless pieces such as Sir Donald’s first cricket bat and a selection of his baggy green caps will be on permanent display.
The official opening of the new Bradman Gallery will take place on Saturday 26 November 2011, and will be attended by a wide range of cricket dignitaries and VIP guests.