Posts tagged with Brian Brake

Te Papa Honours 40 Years of New Zealand Chinese Diplomacy

Mr Jia Qingling and Hon Dr Pita Sharple sharing a hongi on Te Papa's Marae. Photograph courtesy of the Xinhua News Agency.

新西兰国家博物馆庆祝新西兰与中国建交40周年 As the New Zealand and Chinese Governments mark the fortieth anniversary of bilateral diplomatic relations, the National Museums of New Zealand and China are set to strengthen the bonds of the two cultures as they prepare to exchange exhibitions. An announcement about forthcoming exchanges was made when Te Papa welcomed His Excellency Mr Jia… Read more »

Auction for Christchurch now on

The auction is up and running! Te Papa Picture Library and the Brian Brake Estate, with the support of Image Lab and Trade Me have organised an online charity auction to raise funds for the Red Cross Canterbury Earthquake Appeal Fund Twelve Brian Brake gallery-quality prints will be auctioned starting 5 September, 2011 and closing… Read more »

August 1945 – This month last century

56 years ago New Zealanders celebrate victory over Japan (15 August 1945) The photo below shows people celebrating VJ (Victory over Japan) Day in Wellington. It was taken by John Pascoe, who was employed by the government to photograph life in New Zealand during World War Two. The day marked the official end of the… Read more »

Brian Brake News

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Crowd-pulling Exhibition The exhibition Brian Brake: Lens on the World is now touring New Zealand and recently opened at Auckland Art Gallery, where it drew large crowds on its first weekend. This followed phenomenal attendances at its inaugural showing at Te Papa. An estimated 191,000 people visited the exhibition over its six and a half… Read more »

Advent adventures

Christmas cake decoration, about 1950. Gift of Annette Baier. GH4855-27. Te Papa

I’ve enjoyed searching through Te Papa’s collections to find items related to Christmas for this year’s advent calendar. Advent calendars developed from a 19th century German Lutheran tradition of counting down the 24 days before Christmas. An advent calendar has 24 doors that you open each day from 1 December to Christmas Eve to reveal… Read more »

Brian Brake online

Brake's iconic image of Milford Sound

Brian Brake is one of New Zealand’s best known photographers. His career covered the golden age of photojournalism  – his images featured in magazines around the world such as Life and Paris Match. He was passionate about New Zealand, the people and landscapes. Te Papa is very fortunate to have been gifted the Brake collection by Brake’s… Read more »

Christmas in Te Papa’s Collection

New Zealand scenery, 1960s - 1980s, Brian Brake

An angel, mistletoe and pohutukawa are the beginnings of Kirstie’s Christmas in the Collections ‘Advent’ calendar. Each day, Kirstie chooses and adds an object to the page. This is the second year our curators have found Christmas-sy stuff in Collections Online. I love it as it is a very diffent way to look at our… Read more »