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Ngā Kōrero

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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Baryonyx  

Dreams of sushi

1 FebExhibitions / Learning and Discovery

Connoisseurs of Japanese food, or those who have dined on the East Coast, will know the delights of raw fish. Baryonyx, the second-largest of the beasts in Dinosaur Encounter, knew what we and...

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Triceratops  

If you want peace, prepare for war

25 JanExhibitions / Learning and Discovery

So you’re a peaceful herbivore who loves to nosh on the juicy low-lying vegetation of what, in 65 million years, will become the Midwest of North America. The bad news is that you happen to...

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T-rex  

It’s good to be the king

18 JanExhibitions / Learning and Discovery

It’s the late Cretaceous. North America is divided in two and Europe is just a bunch of islands. There’s a massive asteroid on a collision course with the planet, but what does...

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third-reflection  

The light of reflected glory

25 NovExhibitions

The main exhibition space of Te Manawa’s Gallery building has been transformed into a twilight of bright colour, its purposely dark interior lit only by the glowing neon of ATA: a third...

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