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WED 18 AUG, 10.30AM
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Take a deeper look at Love & Loss with exhibition curator and Auckland Museum’s Curator of Manuscripts Nina Finigan (of National Treasures TV fame).
From letters and diaries to emails and direct messages, this exhibition will explore the ways we communicate feelings of love and how that has changed and stayed the same over time. Bringing together letters from Auckland War Memorial Museum's Documentary Heritage collection with loans and donations from the public, Love & Loss is about the emotional power of the written word and the sacred place letters, messages, texts hold in all our lives.
In Nina’s role as Curator Manuscripts she is responsible for helping to care for, develop and research Tāmaki Paenga Hira’s manuscript, ephemera and oral history collections. This collection is extensive – the manuscript collection alone consisting of an estimated 3 million documents. These collections are nationally significant and reflect the diversity of the Museum’s wider collections, spanning social history, Maori and Pasifika taonga, war and conflict, and natural sciences.
Nina has presented and is published both nationally and internationally, with an interest in power and emotion in archival collections.