Twentieth century history show – the view from the bridge

Changes are underway at Te Papa. The build for the new history exhibition Slice of Heaven – Twentieth Century Aotearoa has started. In under one months time, on 2 October 2010, the exhibition will open to the public.

The walls around the space have been up for a while but things are now really starting to take shape.

Most of the time when we’re putting in exhibitions you, the visitors, can’t see what’s going on. But this time you can see everything as it happens! 

Take a walk over the bridge from level 4 to Toi Te Papa on level 5 and have a look at the view. 

Here are some views from the bridge from a few weeks ago when construction had just begun:

The view from the bridge - Slice of Heaven construction gets underway.

The view from the bridge - Slice of Heaven construction gets underway. Copyright Te Papa, 2010.

A huge mass of wires is installed under the floor.

A huge mass of wires is installed under the floor. Copyright Te Papa, 2010.

To one side of the bridge two huge black boxes have been constructed. These are part of  the first section of the exhibition – the taller one will house  a memorial to New Zealand soldiers who died in World War One , with a focus on those who died at Passchendaele.

Construction of the first part of the exhibition, including the Passchendaele memorial.

Construction of the first part of the exhibition, including the Passchendaele memorial. Copyright Te Papa, 2010.

For big exhibitions such as this there is a whole project team involved. 

Three team members were really keen to see the exhibition they’ve been working on for more than year start to become a physical reality – Judy Strydom, Project Manager Interpretive Media; Kirstie Ross, Curator; and Prue Donald, Interpreter, on the bridge.

Team members on the bridge, excited to see construction underway.

Team members on the bridge, excited to see construction underway. Copyright Te Papa, 2010.

Watch out as we post more views from the bridge in the next week or two.

2 Responses

  1. pamelalovis

    Thanks James, so are we :-)

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  2. James

    I am really looking forward to this!

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