Do you plan a trip down south? Make sure you stop in Nelson to check out Nelson Provincial Museum. Port Nelson Haven Ahoy! A story of Early Colonial Migration is an exhibition about daily life on board early migrant ships based on transcripts of diaries and logbooks. If you have a close look around you will find a mounted lamb, a mounted Norway rat and this beautiful settee (made c 1840 in Manchester by S.W. Silver & Co Outfitters) from Te Papa’s collection.
The exhibition is on from 4 October 2010 – 17 April 2011
If you travel further south and get to Dunedin stop at Dunedin Public Art Gallery. The exhibition Driver ’71 – ’75 features two Don Driver works from Te Papa’s collection. The exhibition focuses on his works during the 70’s, which was a very important time in his career as artist.