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Shane Cotton feature  

Take me to the river

20 Jul

Te Manawa commissioned a painting from local artist Shane Cotton. The finished work, River Diamond Blue, is now on display in the Supernova exhibition alongside its working drawing. Rob Mildon...

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Alice Hunt cover  

School Britannia

18 Jul

The Supernova exhibition features a child's Britannia costume. Te Manawa interviews Alice Hunt, for whom the costume was made in 1935. What was the significance of the school balls? Were they...

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Exquisite-Wound  

Meeting the metaphysical

30 Jun

Rebecca Swan believes our society has a fear of death. Not of the event itself, necessarily, but of talking about it. Coming to grips with it and its effect on our lives. So she made The...

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Board game  

Prepare to receive boarders

8 JunCommunity / Events

The board games renaissance has been going on for more than twenty years. It continues to gather strength to this day. This Sunday 11 June, join the revolution, as Te Manawa begins a new fixture...

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NOA  

Safe and open for everyone

24 May

The NOA Open Studio’s table is a riot of colour, as artists put paint to paper amid patterned materials and inspirational books. NOA is both an acronym for Notes Of Art and Te Reo for...

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Museums Aotearoa  

Arts Access for all

24 May

Palmerston North’s Te Manawa Museum has won the inaugural Arts Access Aotearoa Award at the ServiceIQ 2017 New Zealand Museum Awards held for the first time in the city last night. Te Manawa...

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Mahuki  

Life on the cutting edge

10 Apr

Last week Te Manawa hosted the team from Mahuki, an arm of Te Papa that incubates and fosters new enterprises in the GLAM sector (that’s Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums), ones...

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Cat Auburn  

A horse for my kingdom

7 MarExhibitions

This year and next year, as the centenaries of battles and actions of the First World War arrive, New Zealand will remember the men who fought and fell in them. An exhibition now open at Te Manawa...

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Rembrandt feature image  

Old master, remastered

23 FebExhibitions

On 11 March, Te Manawa welcomes a modern ode to one of the most celebrated painters of all time, Rembrandt van Rijn. Rembrandt Remastered is an exhibition of 57 digitally reproduced works,...

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Oviraptor  

The thief who came in from the cold

23 FebEvents / Exhibitions

With just a few days left in Dinosaur Encounter, our blog series finally arrives at Oviraptor, perhaps the most hard-done-by of our dinos. It has a face only a mother could love, getting a raw...

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Ornithomimus  

The need for speed

15 FebExhibitions / Learning and Discovery

It would have left a Tyrannosaurus in the dust, and even pipped Usain Bolt at the post. One of the dinosaur world’s great speedsters, the More FM Ornithomimus got its pace from its long legs and...

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Ankylosaurus  

Join the club!

8 FebEvents / Learning and Discovery

Not every herbivorous dinosaur had a defensive arsenal like that of Triceratops. Its “shield and spikes” ensemble was a bit all-or-nothing: if the predator managed to get past it, you were...

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