We will remember them – commemorations & the museum

This text below has been adapted from the Director’s Note in the September – November 2018 edition of Tui Tui Tuituia! Tairāwhiti Museum’s quarterly newsletter 2018 has been a year heavy with commemorations here in Tairāwhiti. July saw the 150th commemoration of the landing of Te Kooti Rikirangi Te Turuki and Ngā Whakarau at Whareongaonga … More We will remember them – commemorations & the museum

‘Ambitious Gisborne Women’ – Gisborne signatories to the 1892 Suffrage Petition

2018 marks the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand.  Tairāwhiti Museum is working toward an exhibition, to open on 9 November 2018, which will remember the contribution of Tairāwhiti women to the Suffrage movement. Only four Gisborne women are represented in the 1893 petition presented to Parliament on 11 August 1893. This is … More ‘Ambitious Gisborne Women’ – Gisborne signatories to the 1892 Suffrage Petition

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