This is your opportunity to hear Te Papa Press publisher Nicola Legat talk about the state of New Zealand’s publishing industry and broader bookstore and writers’ festival environment.
Join Adam Art Gallery curator Stephen Cleland on a tour of the current exhibition Out of Site: Works from the Victoria University of Wellington Art Collection.
Thomas Gainsborough, 1727-1788, was an originator of the English landscape painting school. Illustrated by a selection of Gainsborough’s paintings, sketches and portraits, garden historian Caroline Holmes will explore his landscape legacy …
Hear Te Papa’s Head of Art Charlotte Davy and Senior Art Curator Sarah Farrar talk about the exciting new plans for art at Te Papa and reflect on the history of the art collection displays at Te Papa since 1998 …
Take a closer look at selected art works from ‘European Splendour 1500–1800’ with the curators, then join them for an informal discussion and drinks …
In her lecture Alison Larkin will focus in particular on Elizabeth, wife of Captain James Cook, whose embroidery reflected the travels of her adventurous husband. Elizabeth traced her husband’s voyages in stitch on a map sampler…
This exhibition of national and international fashion puts the whole process from ‘Catwalk to Cover: a front row seat’ under the microscope. You will get an insight into the often chaotic world that makes up the apparently glamorous fashion shows.
With the establishment of the Royal Manufactory of the Gobelins in Paris in 1662, France replaced Italy as the tastemaker for the decorative arts in Europe.
Slice of Heaven: 20th Century Aotearoa is the first big exhibition to close to make way for the current museum renewal project. Join our history curators to farewell the exhibition with an after-hours viewing and talk on the bold ideas that shaped it, favourite objects, and future developments.
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