Past Events › Culture
Join us for this free and exclusive preview of Wonderland before it opens to the general public. Fall down the rabbit hole into an immersive exhibition celebrating Lewis Carroll’s timeless tale and Alice’s adventures on film.
Join us for this free and exclusive preview of Tatau: Sāmoan Tattooing and Photography (Tatau: Tā Tatau a Sāmoa ma Ata Puʻe / Te Tatau: Te tāmoko Hāmoa mā te hopu whakaahua) before it opens to the general public.
In this talk we’ll go behind the pages of Protest Tautohetohe: Objects of Resistance, Persistence and Defiance edited by Stephanie Gibson, Matariki Williams and Puawai Cairns. Protest Tautohetohe is an illustrated history of protest and activism in Aotearoa New Zealand and the Friends of Te Papa get a sneak peek before it’s released the following day.
Join us on a visual tour of various textiles from different regions of India, where there is a rich handloom tradition since ancient times. Natural fibres, cotton, silk, jute and hemp are woven with its unique dose of regional flavours, culture, traditions, history and personal stories to create extraordinarily intricate and colourful pieces of wearable art.
Spend an afternoon with Tony O’Connor, a specialist in the Roman Empire, who has excavated widely across Britain, Italy and North Africa. He has a particular interest in Roman North Africa, having excavated in Libya for many years. We are lucky enough to have Tony share 2 talks with us in the afternoon in quite different subjects.
We are thrilled to bring you, for the first time ever, the Te Papa Friends Takeover, in which we the Friends of Te Papa have the whole museum to themselves to stay up late at our place for one night only, along with a host of talks, tours, discounts, live music and chances to contribute to the future of the museum.
Back by popular demand this is the second series of the year. Come and enjoy the opportunity to understand more of this beautiful language.
In 2018 we ran a few successful te reo classes, so for 2019 and to align further with Te Papa’s bicultural mandate we are now offering te reo classes for free! This series is the first of the year and is open to Friends members who have not previously attended sessions.
Many of us enjoy the food, lanterns and entertainment that accompany Chinese New Year, but have you ever wondered where the celebrations originated? How the culture around it developed? what the art used for it is based on? Our guest speakers will explore these questions in an open and fun setting.
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