Two Te Papa exhibitions open at the National Museum of China
Kura Pounamu: Treasured stone of Aotearoa New Zealand
Brian Brake: Lens on China and New Zealand
2012 marks the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the People’s Republic of China and New Zealand. To mark the occasion, Te Papa is delighted to partner with the National Museum of China to present two exhibitions that speak of the friendship between our two countries.
The hugely successful opening event on 31 October, was attended by over 300 invited guests and members of the public as well as New Zealand’s Ambassador to China and New Zealand Embassy and business representatives. Around 50 members of the press also attended and Te Papa’s Chief Executive, Mike Houlihan later interviewed on China Central TV.
Iwi representatives Shane Te Ruki (Ngati Maniapoto) and Richard Wallace (Ngai Tahu) opened the exhibition with a karakia.