The Ground Level tells the story of Pacific People; Maori, Pakeha, the peoples of Oceania and other newcomers.
These spaces examine the diversity of Pacific Island communities and the astonishing beauty of the objects they produced. The Maori Court houses some of the most significant Maori taonga (treasures) in the world while the other galleries tell the story of Pakeha childhood. Also on this floor are Encounter and Landmarks: two galleries devoted to New Zealand and International design and decorative arts and the special exhibitions hall in the Atrium.
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