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Taonga Māori tour

Thursday 8 March 2018, 9:30 am - 11:00 am


This tour will take you behind the scenes to experience Māori taonga close up.

You will visit two collection areas

  • Weaponry, food implements and carving, including pounamu
  • The textiles collection which holds the largest kakahu (cloaks) collection in the world

Te Papa is internationally recognised for the way it works with the Māori communities in the care of these collections and you will also learn about the cultural protocols and customs of the Māori who are Kaitiaki (cultural guardians) of these collections.

Please read the Māori cultural terms and conditions which apply to this tour.

Feature image (left – right): Hei tiki (pendant in human form), 1750-1900, New Zealand, Unknown, pendant. Purchased 1975. Te Papa ME013171
Hei tiki (pendant in human form), 1880-1950, New Zealand, Unknown, pendant. Purchased 2007. Te Papa ME023771
Hei tiki (pendant in human form), 1600 – 1850, New Zealand, Unknown, pendant. Purchased 1972. Te Papa ME012842

Members only. Numbers are limited. Includes refreshments and free parking


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Thursday 8 March 2018
9:30 am - 11:00 am
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