Slice of Heaven: 20th Century Aotearoa is the first big exhibition to close to make way for the current museum renewal project. Join our history curators to farewell the exhibition with an after-hours viewing and talk on the bold ideas that shaped it, favourite objects, and future developments.
In her lecture Alison Larkin will focus in particular on Elizabeth Cook whose embroidery reflected the travels of her adventurous husband Captain James Cook. Elizabeth traced her husband’s voyages in stitch on a map sampler, and was embroidering a waistcoat made from tapa cloth that Cook had bought back from
It was an enthralling morning in the galleries. Rebecca Rice, introduced 'Framing the View', featuring European photographers and artists who capitalised on the fashionable tourist trade to New Zealand in the 1880s, and Chelsea Nichols, spoke on the stunning but relatively unknown mural 'Palm Sunday' (circa 1935) by
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