Past Events › Talk
The Friends of Te Papa and Hellenic New Zealand Congress (HNZC) are delighted to share Greek Easter with you in an intimate look at how Hellenic communities celebrate Easter. While it is similar to Western Easter, there are some major differences including no chocolate Easter eggs!
The first in a series allowing Members a superb opportunity to learn more of the many faiths held by Wellingtonians, wherein each visit will include a short introduction to the key tenets of each faith.
Ken Gorbey discusses why Te Papa draws such international attention and regard.
Hear fascinating behind-the-scene stories of how the people at WOW bring this yearly event together.
Join us and take a look back at our rich history with ‘Ngā wai e rua: Stories of Us’. A special film screening from the first filmed encounter between Māori and British Royals to footage of the 1975 Land March, these items evoke a strong sense of the shared stories and rich dual histories of Aotearoa New Zealand.
Bird curator Colin Miskelly has led four expeditions to southern Fiordland since 2016, all focused on seabird conservation. Colin’s most recent trip was partially funded by the Friends of Te Papa.
The Friends have the unique opportunity to be shown around the new exhibition Modern Living: Design in 1950s New Zealand by Curator Justine Olsen.
From his early religious paintings to the huge canvasses of the 1970s, this talk will look in depth at a group of Colin McCahon’s paintings that are currently on display in the Toi Art galleries.
Four years, two wars, and one very unlikely female-led social enterprise. Marilyn Garson was an experienced aid professional who created jobs at the edge of war. Join us to hear her, and her Gazan colleagues, story, overturning much of what you might think about conflict and aid, about Palestine and justice.
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