Posts tagged with Canterbury Museum

Memories are made of this: recycling Christchurch

Rekindle table

Remembering comes in many different forms. In Te Papa’s commemorative display Remember: the Canterbury Earthquakes, we feature a number of beautiful objects made from materials salvaged from the quake damaged city – they are ‘material memories’. As people rebuild their lives, homes and businesses, many are seeking to incorporate elements of ‘old Christchurch’ into their… Read more »

Big blue whales in Canterbury

New Zealand’s biggest blue whale is one of the highlights of the Canterbury Museum’s collection. For many years visitors to Canterbury Museum could see the largest blue whale skeleton on display anywhere in the world. The 26.5 metre long whale was stranded at Okarito, on the South Island’s West Coast, in 1908. After preparation, the… Read more »