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.
As…one of ‘fashion’s brainiest women’ (The Washington Post), Dr Valerie Steele has been instrumental in creating the modern field of fashion studies. She is visiting New Zealand as a keynote speaker for …
See it first, see it free! See the unbelievable. We bugs are built for success. What would your future look like if you could match our brilliance?
Join art curators Rebecca and Chelsea in ‘Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa’ for a talk on new works in the recently refreshed exhibitions. After the floor talk, enjoy afternoon tea in Espresso, and then be the first to see ‘Bug Lab’ at the Friends’ preview at 4pm.
Hear about kantha – colourful, painstakingly hand-stitched quilts from Bangladesh and eastern India. Some kantha and other textiles are also for sale.
It is that time of year again, come along and bring a friend, and while you shop, enjoy a glass of sparkling wine or juice and music from a live jazz trio.
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