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Co-curated display space

As part of this project we worked with communities to co-curate displays that featured at Auckland Museum directly outside the project workspace, on Level 1 next to the Land Gallery. The content of this display featured treasures from different islands over time. 

  • Artist: Numangatini Fraser Mackenzie

    As part of the Pacific Collection Access Project, Auckland Museum and artist Numangatini Fraser Mackenzie co-curated a display. The display text was in both English and the Cook Islands language. The text was translated by Reverend William Hakaoro.

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  • Artist: Rowena Rooney

    As part of the Pacific Collection Access Project, Fijian artist Rowena Rooney viewed some of her ancestral iYau Vakaviti (treasures) in our vaults to create a series of stunning pieces for our co-curated display.

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  • Toki taraī (hafted adzes)

    Our second display for the Pacific Collection Access Project was co-curated with Tauraki Raea, who selected the works and wrote both the English and Cook Islands display text.

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  • Tu'i Tonga, Tu'i Ha'atakalaua, Tu'i Kanokupolu

    As part of the Pacific Collection Access Project, Auckland Museum and artist Benjamin Work co-curated a display. The display text was in both English and Tongan. The text was translated by Hūfanga Dr ‘Ōkusitino Māhina.

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