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New Exhibiton – Oceania: Early Encounters at Te Papa

This coming Saturday, 6 August 2011 is the opening of the combined Oceania exhibition between Te Papa and Wellington City Gallery.

Te Papa’s exhibition titled Early Encounters will showcase a range of taonga and objects from History, Maori, Pacific Cultures, Art and Natural Environment collections.

The three month long show will be open during the Rugby World Cup and is part of the Real New Zealand Festival.

Some of the Pacific Cultures collection  include:

Cope; made by Women of Gona, PNG, 1962; Purchased 1999; Te Papa; FE011266
Cope; made by Women of Gona, PNG, 1962; Purchased 1999; Te Papa; FE011266

Tamtam (slit drum); Vanuatu; FE010556; Te Papa

Tivaevae taorei; FE011982; Purchased 2007; Te Papa

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    Hi Tania,
    The text labels in the Oceania: Early encounters exhibition are written in the English language with translations.

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    What if the the visitor doesn’t understand maori or non-english speakers?? Are there any special strategy that you’ve constructed in order for them to understand some of these aspects..?

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