Posts tagged with bear

Cinematic Renaissance animation starring Ursula the bear

Bears Plate 3

No bunnies but a bear this Easter. Dr Mark Stocker, Curator Historical International Art, explores a highly unusual set of etchings in Te Papa’s collection. Meet Ursula… In a pioneering set of prints, the Flemish artist Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder (c. 1520–1590) chronicled a day in the life of a huge, shaggy brown bear whose Latin… Read more »

Flat Stanley pays a visit

  • Flat Stanley and a bear skeleton in Te Papa’s vertebrate’s collection. Photographer: Scott Ogilvie © Te Papa
  • Flat Stanley and a king crab in Te Papa’s marine invertebrate collection. Photographer: Scott Ogilvie © Te Papa
  • Flat Stanley and an emperor penguin in Te Papa’s classroom. Photographer: Scott Ogilvie © Te Papa
  • Flat Stanley. Photographer: Scott Ogilvie © Te Papa

When I arrived at work on Tuesday morning I had a visitor waiting on my desk. Yes, ON my desk. It was Flat Stanley and he was visiting from Mornington School in Dunedin. Stanley came with a letter from Room 7 at MorningtonSchool. These students told me that they were learning about oceans but Te… Read more »