Michael Kelly has worked at the Australian War Memorial (AWM) since 2004. He has worked as an assistant curator in Military Heraldry and Technology and worked on the redevelopment of the Second World War galleries in 2009. Later, as a member of the Exhibitions team, he worked on the redevelopment of the First World War Galleries which opened in 2014.
Since 2013, Michael has been working in the Military History Section as a First World War and Korean War historian. He has published regularly in the Memorial’s quarterly magazine Wartime on a diverse range of subjects covering the First World War, Second World War and Korean War.
Michael’s research has taken him to the battlefields of Gallipoli, the Western Front, Normandy, Holland and Vietnam as well as archives in Britain and the United States and was a recipient of an Australian Army History Research Grant in 2015. Michael is currently undertaking a bachelor of arts degree majoring in history at the University of New England.
In 2012 Michael was part of a joint Australian War Memorial – Imperial War Museum study tour to Gallipoli and since 2014 he has led battlefield tours to Gallipoli and Vietnam. Michael enjoys sharing his passion of Australian military history with like-minded travellers and brings to our tours a solid understanding of the Gallipoli campaign.