Commemorative art is the focus of our tour through the Bolton Street Cemetery. This is Wellington’s oldest cemetery dating from 1840. To the Victorians, memorial symbolism was important and you will see interesting examples of this form of art.
A feast for the eyes this lecture describes the oil painting materials and techniques of the portrait painters of the Tudor and Jacobean courts in 16th and early 17th century England. Tudor and Jacobean painting methods, evident in the exquisite details, originated in medieval manuscript illumination, miniature painting, ecclesiastical
The Te Papa staff at each location had a deep knowledge and enthusiasm for relating the objects to their historical and cultural context... the collection is the heart of the museum, the essential centre that informs what visitors see 'in front of the scenes'...
Our 2018 Friends programme has already offered you several behind the scenes experiences and two excellent lectures — overseas speaker Helen Rufus-Ward’s wonderfully entertaining talk on the glorious art of Byzantium and Dame Claudia Orange’s 2017 J.C. Beaglehole Lecture, 'Memory of a Nation'. There are further exciting events in
A selection from Te Papa's events programme
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