Recovering the stories of Tairāwhiti women

Museum projects featuring new stories of women from the region, including Recovery: Womens’ Overseas Service in WW1, Ko Rongowhakaata iwi exhibition and Wyllie Cottage … More Recovering the stories of Tairāwhiti women


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