A Very Aztec Christmas

Written by Shonagh Lowerson-Head, Audience Engagement Intern

On Tuesday night there was a very special delivery to Te Papa. Eight feet tall and evergreen – our 2013 Christmas tree!

The Audience Engagement team had been expecting this arrival for some time, and had been busy creating decorations by hand to adorn it. But these were no ordinary Christmas decorations…

Come to Te Papa and see our Aztecs inspired Christmas tree – complete with crepe paper marigolds, pie tin stars, bottletop wheeled animal toys and Aztec patterned paper chains.

Decorating the Tree 2013, Photographer: Te Papa, © Te Papa

Decorating the Tree 2013, Photographer: Te Papa, © Te Papa

On top is a most spectacular sight – our Aztec Angel!

One very excited intern got the honour of going up the scissor lift to put it on…remembering too late that she doesn’t much like heights.

Shonagh puts the angel on top: Photographer: © Te Papa

Shonagh puts the angel on top: Photographer: © Te Papa

You can come along and make your very own Aztec decorations everyday from the 14th December – 24th December, 11am-12noon.

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