This presentation will discuss the three aspects of pattern production that influenced colonial domestic furniture design; the designer, the manufacturer’s trade catalogue and the publisher’s subscription magazine.
Join us on this special opportunity to visit Piera McArthur’s studio, hear first-hand the story of her world of art entry, and get a sneak preview on her recent work prior to its shipment to Auckland for an exhibition.
The Endemic Wall is one of the highlights of the new exhibition Te Taiao Nature. It’s a beautiful demonstration of the great diversity of life that is unique to Aotearoa New Zealand. There are over 600 species of animals, plants, and fungi displayed!
Lizzie Bisley, Te Papa’s Modern Art Curator, will give a tour of the Gordon Walters retrospective New Vision. This remarkable exhibition, which draws together a comprehensive group of works from across Walters’ career, was developed by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki and the Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
Join the Friends in this wonderful opportunity of visiting Crofton in Ngaio, Wellington. Crofton was built in 1857 for Sir William and Lady Sarah Fox as a country residence. Sir William Fox was the second Premier of New Zealand, appointed in 1856. This early colonial country house is one of the oldest surviving homes in Wellington.
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.
It takes several villages to create a brand new $12 million nature zone for a museum and it brings together groups from all different parts of the science community. We’ll be hearing from 2 of Te Papa’s key partners, GNS and GeoNet, about their involvement and knowledge around bringing to life the updated Active Land space in te Taiao | Nature.
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.
Join us on our exclusive visit to Solander Gallery to meet award-winning artist Danielle Creenaune and learn more about her unique print making technique called Mokulito.
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.
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