Alice approached a little house. The door led into a large kitchen. Alice caught the Baby. Alice saw the Cheshire cat. There was a table under a tree. She saw them trying to put the Dormouse into the teapot. A large Rose Tree stood over the entrance. Alice face to face with the Queen of Hearts…. Read more »
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Suddenly a white rabbit, with pink eyes, ran close by her. ‘Curioser and curioser!’ cried Alice. There was a mouse splashing about a little way off. She grew and grew until she had to lie down on the floor. The rabbit had fallen into a cucumber frame. ‘There goes Bill!’ shouted a general chorus of… Read more »
I have been thinking about digital and new media art again this week ahead of a panel I am part of tomorrow night (20th) discussing collecting media art (Adam Art Gallery, 6pm). In 2008 I wrote an essay for the Aotearoa Digital Arts Reader, (btw, the essays from the book are now available in PDF form on… Read more »
Last week, along with 15 other people from museums and galleries around New Zealand who work with photographic collections, I attended a course on the care and identification of photographic prints and negatives. The course was taken by Gawain Weaver, a photographic conservator from San Francisco and he also gave another course in Auckland two weeks… Read more »
So here are the mysteries that remain unsolved – if you can help please use the comment section at the end of this post. 1) mystery beach… 2) we know that it is not Olveston, Bishop’s Court or Columba College… 3) North Island? 4) Small North Island town… 5) 19th century South Island factory… 6) Napier earthquake damage but which… Read more »
Here are images we know more about but are yet to be positively identified. If you can confirm or deny any of these locations please use the comment section at the end of this post. 1) Mangere Bridge, South Auckland? 2) Kaiteriteri area – Little Kaiteriteri? 3) Greytown? 4) ‘Elvington’, Oamaru. Residence of the Maude family the property… Read more »
Many of you have been helping identify the locations and places in some of the mystery photographs in Te Papa’s collection. It has been very enjoyable hearing from people, checking the information offered and updating the results on the database. All the images in this post have been identified by the public via this blog site and… Read more »
Christmas marks that another year has just about gone. Another year of change, doubt, joy, laughter and sorrow. Another year that those who have passed don’t know about. If I made a Christmas card from a photograph in the collection I would probably choose the image above. The photograph, taken by Leslie Adkin on 25… Read more »
In honour of Charles and Camilla’s visit.
Eric Lee-Johnson was rather good at the ‘rear view’.