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Dr Mark Stocker presents an illustrated talk based upon his article published in Majesty magazine. Sixty years ago Prince Philip was a progressive royal who exerted a profound influence on what British currency looks like, largely because he cared about good design.
Lord Rutherford is almost a household name in New Zealand. This talk will present one of the world’s greatest scientists and most outstanding New Zealanders, “the founder of nuclear physics”, through Russian eyes.
EVENT POSTPONED due to Wellington being in Level 2 until midnight Sunday 27th.
In May Te Papa Press will be launching Dressed: Fashionable dress in Aotearoa New Zealand 1840 to 1910 by Claire Regnault, Senior Curator New Zealand History here at Te Papa. Join Claire Regnault for an illustrated talk on the development of the book and more.
Despite digital domination, there has been a huge revival of interest in letterpress, particularly in the United States and Britain. Letterpress Museums and Book Arts Centres have sprung up in major cities around the world. Te Ara: Stories of our Streets at Whirinaki Whare Taonga celebrates the significant stories behind the streets of Upper Hutt, and is the city’s first major historical exhibition.
Have you ever wondered what treasures lie within the Museum’s archives? Te Papa’s Archive holds fascinating collections of papers and records from the Colonial Museum and predecessor organisations
Ken Gorbey discusses why Te Papa draws such international attention and regard.
Māori taonga in the Russian museums of Saint Petersburg and Kazan which were collected on an expedition to the South Seas in 1819-1821 have survived chaos and destruction .
Go behind the scenes with Katie Cooper (Curator NZ Histories and Cultures) and Carolyn McGill (Kaitiaki Taonga Collection Manager Humanities) and see some of the highlights of Te Papa’s furniture and technology collections.
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