What's On

 

 

Are We There Yet? Women and Equality in Aotearoa

FRI 6 JULY - WEDS 31 OCT 2018 
FREE WITH MUSEUM ENTRY

 


 

We celebrate 125 years of suffrage in New Zealand with a contemporary exhibition that uses this historic anniversary as a springboard to examine the successes and speed-bumps of gender equality so far, and where to next.

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Secret World of Butterflies 

SAT 9 JUN- SUN 26 MAY 2019
FREE WITH MUSEUM ENTRY



Enjoy a kaleidoscope of colours and patterns in our upcoming butterfly exhibition. Secret World of Butterflies features thousands of butterflies from the Shannon Collection, on display for the first time. 

The exhibition explores the science of butterflies such as metamorphosis, anatomy and habitat and is perfect for young explorers and lovers of the natural world. 

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Not One More Acre

FREE WITH MUSEUM ENTRY 


This exhibition tells the story of the Māori land rights struggle at Bastion Point Takaparawhau and showcases iconic imagery from photographers Mairi Gunn, Gil Hanly, Margaret Jones, John Miller, and Robin Morrison.

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Upcoming exhibitions 

 

 

Te Paki o Matariki: 160 years of Kiingitanga

FROM SAT 27 OCT
MĀORI COURT​

This groundbreaking exhibition features a selection of taonga, from the private collection of Kiingi Tuheitia, the present Maaori king.

Pictured (right): Detail of Tokotoko Paraoa, ceremonial walking stick carved from whale bone.

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