Posts tagged with collections

2011 Māori and Pacific Textile Symposium

2011 Māori and Pacific Textile Symposium The beating of aute, or tapa, is a heartbeat that resounds across the ocean of Kiwa. The harakeke of Aotearoa, symbolising family, acknowledges the relationship of the Pacific people as one, through weaving. These genealogical and material connections will be explored at the inaugural 2011 Māori and Pacific Textile… Read more »

Documenting Samoan to’i ma’a (stone adzes)

Roger Rasmussen, 2009

Since 2009, Roger Rasmussen, alongside his role as a Te Papa host, has vounteered to re-house, measure and photograph a collection of to’i ma’a (stone adze)  from Samoa which were gifted to the museum by Rhys Richards in 1991. Because of Roger’s important work, the images of the collection are now available for viewing on Collections Online. In May last… Read more »

A striking acquisition

This striking work Look Within 2 (2007) by Papua New Guinea artist Daniel Waswas is the latest addition to Te Papa’s collection of contemporary Pacific artworks. It depicts four images of the same person, conveying a message of self reflection and addressing the idea of identity from within one’s own background. In 2009, the painting… Read more »

Collections Online tour; part 4, Places and Categories

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Carrying on our tour of our recent Collections Online release. Previously we’ve discussed Objects, Topics and People. Today; Categories and Places. When we document our collection objects and related knowledge we use controlled vocabulary to describe the type of objects, the subjects and concepts related, the materials they are made of and the techniques used. We… Read more »

See Te Papa on TVNZ6 from tomorrow!

  • Riria Hoter and Simon Morton - your guides to NZ's cultural treasures in Tales from Te Papa
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  • Riria Hotere and Simon Morton, your guides to the national collection
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Join Simon Morton and Riria Hotere for your personal guided tour of the nation’s treasures when TVNZ6, in partnership with Te Papa and Vero, launch Tales from Te Papa on Tuesday 1 September! Tales from Te Papa is a series of mini-docos (between 2-5 minutes long) showcasing significant objects and taonga from the collections of… Read more »

Collections Online tour; part 3, People and Organisations

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OK so far on our tour of Collections Online we’ve covered Objects and Topics.  These wouldn’t exist without people.  People and organisations Artists and makers, collectors, historical figures; basically people and organisations that are related to the objects or topics in the collection. Take a look at the record for Leslie Adkin;    Or maybe you’re interested in… Read more »

Collections Online tour; part 2, Topics

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Continuing our tour of the new version of  Collections Online, today we look at topics.  As well as making our collections accessible online, we’re also trying to make more of our knowledge and research available. One way we are doing that is through topics. Topics Topics range from simple groupings of content we want to highlight,… Read more »

Collections Online tour; part 1, objects

Motor Car, 1903, Peugeot, Gift of A.R. and J.D. Green, 1955

Our new version of Collections Online has much more content, types of information, and browsing possibilities than before. There’s a bit too much to explain in one post so we’re going to break it up over a series of posts. First up, the obvious, Te Papa’s Collection. Objects Of course a primary goal of ours… Read more »

Want to learn about mosses and liverworts?

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I am helping to organise the 2009 John Child Bryophyte Workshop.   Bryophytes comprise mosses, liverworts, and hornworts.  The Workshop also covers lichens, and it provides a great opportunity  to learn more about these fascinating plants.  Novices are welcome, with guidance provided for beginners. The workshop will be based at Pukeora Estate, near Waipukurau in Hawke’s Bay,… Read more »