Posts tagged with exhibition

New Botany Display in Nature Space – informing you about topical conservation issues.

New Display, Nature Space Discovery Centre, Level 2, Te Papa; Photo: Antony Kusabs, Te Papa.

If you’ve visited Te Papa recently, and especially if you’ve brought children, you may have noticed some changes in the Nature Space Discovery Centre.  Part of this area was revamped in October to highlight the plight of wildlife affected by the RENA oil spill.  This month, I have been working with Melanie Dash, Nature Space Supervisor,… Read more »

Faraway Places – new work

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This week Faraway Places: 19th century travel photography in Te Papa’s Ilott Gallery has had all its photographs replaced with 22 new ones. This is because nineteenth century photographs are vulnerable to damage by light, so the six-month exhibition has been divided into two halves, each with a different, though similar, selection of work. Often this simply entailed… Read more »

European Masters closes this Sunday

Well it’s coming to that sad time when exhibitions are about to close and a lot of people are always in the habit of putting things a off to the last minute so… I thought I would help you all out with a bit of a reminder in the hope you don’t have end up… Read more »

Twentieth century history show – the view from the bridge

  • Team members on the bridge, excited to see construction underway.
  • Construction of the first part of the exhibition, including the Passchendaele memorial.
  • A huge mass of wires is installed under the floor.
  • Putting in a huge mass of wires under the floor.

Changes are underway at Te Papa. The build for the new history exhibition Slice of Heaven - Twentieth Century Aotearoa has started. In under one months time, on 2 October 2010, the exhibition will open to the public. The walls around the space have been up for a while but things are now really starting to take shape. Most of… Read more »

Celebrate World Refugee Day 2010

Smack bang in the middle of Matariki, the Maori New Year and all the creative (indoor!) activities that are taking place at the Matariki Festival at Te Papa, World Refugee Day is one of our key times to celebrate and discuss the diversity of our beautiful people and places, and the freedom we enjoy. This year… Read more »

The Mixing Room at Te Papa wins award

  • Freedom banner made in screen-printing workshop
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  • Screen-printing workshop in Christchurch
  • Cast glass workshop in Auckland

The Mixing Room Team are the very proud recipients of the New Zealand Race Relations Commissioner Kaihautū Whakawhanaunga-ā-Iwi award for positive contributions to race relations. The Mixing Room, stories from young refugees in New Zealand is a collaborative project between Te Papa and more than 70 refugee background young people from diverse communities, including Afghani, Bhutanese,… Read more »

Avatar and the Pacific language connection

  • Language barrel in Tangata O Le Moana - The story of Pacific people in New Zealand
  • Language barrel in Tangata o le Moana; the story of Pacific people in New Zealand
  • Language barrel - in the Tangata O Le Moana - the story of Pacific people in New Zealand
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It seems the language of the Na’vi, the indigenous people of the planet Pandora, may be the latest addition to the family tree of Pacific languages. In recent publicity surrounding James Cameron’s blockbuster film Avatar, it was revealed that the development of the Na’vi language was influenced by Maori language. As reported by Charlie Gates… Read more »

Formula One at Te Papa… and a little chair waits…

Visa Platinum Gallery, empty and waiting...

We’ve carefully deinstalled the precious Monets and others – they’re already back in Boston… Nearly all the walls have been taken down… The Visa Platinum Gallery on Level 4 here at Te Papa is pretty much empty – in fact I think the last time I saw it so empty was for Henry Moore in… Read more »

Check out Cannes film talent at Te Papa

Garry Watson of Torere, Te Kaha, and of Tainui and Ngāi Tai descent, shares the landscape that saved and healed him. Still from the film 'My Place', Blood Earth Fire Whangai Whenua Ahi Kā exhibition, directed by Mark Albiston, copyright Te Papa 2006

Big congratulations to Wellington film director Mark Albiston, who won this Monday 25 May special mention at the Cannes Film Festival for his short film ‘The Six Dollar Fifty Man’. Two years ago he also received special mention for his short film ‘Run’. Mark’s worked with the Interpretive team at Te Papa on several occasions,… Read more »