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There are some new and exciting exhibitions with collection items from Te Papa out there.
- Falling through the Antipodes III, 1991, Parker, Richard (1946– ), Kaeo. Commissioned 1991, in partnership with Expo NZ 1992 Ltd and the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council of New Zealand.
Objectspace Gallery runs an exhibition about the works of Richard Parker. It opened on 12 March 2011 and will be on until 7 May 2011. Richard Parker: Master of Craft surveys the career and practice of this defining figure within New Zealand ceramics, with works loaned from leading public and private collections around the country. We are lending two of his works which he created for the ‘Treasures of the Underworld’ Exhibition. New Zealand Pavilion, World Expo, Seville, Spain. 12 April- 20 October 1992. Richard Parker is one of New Zealand’s leading ceramic artists and a highly influential member of the ceramics community.
Mineralogical reference set, Circa 1857, Gregory, James, London. Purchased 2001 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds. Te Papa
Until 22 May 2011 you can explore The art of science at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery here in Wellington. The exhibition captures the connections between artists and scientists, and between science and art. You can see two of our collection items on display, the beautiful Mineralogical reference set from 1857 and a Petrological Microscope from circa 1920.
The Mineralogical set was used by nineteenth-century scientist James Hector to identify geological samples collected during fieldwork. Hector was immensely influential, responsible for many scientific organisations, including what became the Royal Society of New Zealand. For this work Hector received national and international awards, including a knighthood in 1887.