Posts categorized as Borrowing and Lending

News from Loans: Masterton Museum Collection

Hardens Hand Grenade Fire Extinguisher. Photographer: Andrea Hearfield.Te Papa

A little while ago I told you about the return of the Masterton Museum collection to Aratoi, thereby honouring a 58 year-old agreement.  In that collection there were some really interesting items so I thought I would tell you about another one of them.  It is a very pretty blue glass orb with a neck,… Read more »

News from Loans: What to see this month

Have you ever been curious about where Te Papa lends its collection items?  Well…. If you are in Auckland then trot along to Objectspace to see 43 pieces of jewellery by Kobi Bosshard in the latest in the Objectspace Masters of Craft series exhibition.  Kobi Bosshard: Objectspace Masters of Craft opens to the public on… Read more »

News from Loans: A Collection Returns Home

Ship's biscuit. Photographer: Robert Clendon.Te Papa

In any museum collection you will find items or entire collections that were lent at some point in the distant past, sometimes more than a hundred years ago.  It is always rewarding when a relationship is re-established with the owner and the items or collection can be returned to its rightful place.  This happened to… Read more »

Borrowing and Lending – Latest News

photo © Field Museum Chicago

Ruatepupuke II at the Field Museum Chicago In November 1992 Arapata Hakiwai was in the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicagohelping to re-install the Nāgti Porou whare whakairo Ruatepupuke II. Ruatepupuke II is an early example of East Coast carving that is unusual for its fully carved front façade and its shallow relief. Most… Read more »

Borrowing and Lending – Latest News

Coming up on 7 July 2012 is the opening of the first major group exhibition of contemporary Pacific art developed by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. Home AKL is a dynamic exhibition presenting works by Pacific artists, most of whom live in Auckland. The exhibition reveals the increasingly significant role Pacific art plays inNew… Read more »

Borrowing and Lending – Latest News

  Coming up on 27 April 2012 is the opening of another wonderful exhibition at City Gallery Wellington. John Ioane: Poly wants a cracker features a powerful installation from the Te Papa collection. The title of John Ioane’s installation Poly wants a cracker plays with the language and standards imposed on Pacific cultures by colonizing… Read more »

Borrowing and Lending – Latest News

A pou tokomanawa from our Oldman collection which was on display in Copenhagen is now going to be on display in Seattle from 14 February to 29 April 2012. Art Centre Basel created, in collaboration with Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen and Seattle Art Museum, Seattle the exhibition Gauguin and Polynesia: An Elusive Paradise. The exhibition… Read more »