Working together in Tairāwhiti – successful museum/tertiary partnerships

This text below has been adapted from the Director’s Note in the June – August 2018 edition of Tui Tui Tuituia! Tairāwhiti Museum’s quarterly newsletter, available on the museum website. I have recently returned from the Museums Aotearoa annual conference in Ōtautahi Christchurch. Tairāwhiti Museum received acknowledgements in the national museum awards for two projects – … More Working together in Tairāwhiti – successful museum/tertiary partnerships

Gallery: Hei Ō Mō Apanui – Erena Koopu

HEI Ō MŌ APANUI – Iwi Sustenance by Erena Koopu on at Tairāwhiti Museum from 5 May – 24 June 2018 Erena Koopu’s latest series of work encompasses the tribal narratives of Te Whānau a Apanui capturing the lyrical musings of renowned Māori composer, Rikirangi Gage. Koopu is a senior lecturer at Toihoukura School of Māori … More Gallery: Hei Ō Mō Apanui – Erena Koopu

Appealing objects – decorative arts at Tairāwhiti Museum

New to the Jack C Richards Decorative Arts Gallery: Chinese-style glass vessels by Alexander Lamont Workshops (Thailand); Japanese-influenced ceramics by New Zealand potter Aaron Scythe; decorative paintings by British/New Zealand artist Melanie Mills and three, early twentieth-century Japanese wedding robes. … More Appealing objects – decorative arts at Tairāwhiti Museum

A glimpse inside

An important part of undertaking a heritage conservation project – in addition to a comprehensive study of the physical building – is compiling as much photographic and archive evidence as possible to piece together the building’s history and help inform decision making. Since the Wyllie Cottage project got underway last year we’ve been poring through … More A glimpse inside

Caring for Wyllie Cottage collections

I’m Megan, Collection Technician at Tairāwhiti Museum. I am responsible for processing all objects currently housed in Wyllie Cottage before the heritage restoration begins. With approximately two hundred and fifty objects made from materials as diverse as silk, wood, leather, iron and paper, from the size of a fountain pen to a double bed, and … More Caring for Wyllie Cottage collections