Cairo based expert in Ancient Egypt, Elhamy Elzayat MNZM writes and lectures worldwide, in particular on peace through tourism. In Wellington on a short stopover we are thrilled that Elhamy will present a lecture on Pharaonic Egypt, a fascinating period in world history.
Justine Olsen, Te Papa's Curator Decorative Art & Design, discusses why Lisa Walker is so important to us. In 2010, Walker won the Françoise van den Bosch Award – the world’s most prestigious jewellery award. Curious and audacious, Lisa has almost reinvented what jewellery is and can be.
In the architectural space of the Cathedral the 'Stabat Mater' works appear naturally at home, their abstract style and intense blues, greens and browns, the colours of the New Zealand landscape, harmonising perfectly with Beverley Shore Bennett’s modern stained-glass windows and altar dossal, and John Hutton’s etched-glass heraldic angels.
This special tour will feature a visit to the new Grand Egyptian Museum at Giza, home to over 5,000 items from the Tutankhamen Collection, opening later this year. Other exclusive highlights include seamless travel in Egypt, being met inside immigration for fast tracking visa applications, a special welcome cocktail party
Judy Turner’s textile collection is especially significant as Judy has always sought out pieces made in and for the community, rather than for commercial sale. Such pieces offer insights into the lives of people, reflecting local cultural history and carrying its own special human story and message. Te Papa
"Today I was overjoyed to see stools on offer in the Toi Art exhibition." In 2013 the Friends of Te Papa donated 40 folding stools to Te Papa. Since Toi Art opened, 20 of the folding stools have been placed on hooks in various locations in the galleries. This great
...the Friends’ visit to the wonderfully rich exhibition Pumpkin Cottage: Salon at Expressions Whirinaki in Upper Hutt revealed the vibrancy of Wellington’s art scene a …
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