Tala Pasifika offers interpretation between the past, represented in the Pacific Lifeways gallery and a vibrant, dynamic and engaging present while exploring aspects of Pasifika identity in Aoteroa/New Zealand.
Tala Pasifika draws on the collections of the Auckland Museum, and the qualifications and experiences of our Guest Educators from Auckland’s Pasifika communities.
A visit to Tala’s ‘fale’ is central to the programme. Here students help with preparations for a wedding – they prepare gifts, dress for the occasion and share in the excitement while experiencing the traditions and ceremony of this special family occasion.
In Tala’s ‘fale’, and in the Pacific Lifeways galleries, students have opportunities to question, to handle objects, to participate in gifting and dance, to produce art, and to explore, sing and celebrate.
This programme is assisted by LEOTC, funded by the Ministry of Education.