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A community treasure

8 AugCollections / Community

Cindy Lilburn, our Collections Manager for Social History, has been given a special award by the Palmerston North Heritage Trust, in recognition of her devotion to heritage matters in...

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The truth about booths

8 JulCollections / Exhibitions

Museums often house preserved examples of endangered or extinct species. Te Manawa’s collection includes tui, kereru – even a huia. Yet it is to a different kind of rarity that we turn our...

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The Art of Flying

30 May

Museums are an endless source of interest and fascination, as a single collection item can spin the viewer off on numerous historical tangents. Take this painting, for example; normally housed...

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An Unbreakable Bond

9 MayCollections / Community / Exhibitions

A new exhibition at Te Manawa of art by Polish soldiers aims to highlight an unexpected Manawatū connection to the Second World War. New Zealand soldiers overseas received regular parcels and...

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Biscuits from history

24 AprCommunity

In this guest post, Te Manawa events developer Juliet Thomas delved into the history of the famous Anzac Biscuit, and discovered a wealth of different recipes from across the 20th...

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Still more to explore

22 MarCommunity / Exhibitions

The small village of Āpiti is already baking in the early sun. Only occasionally does a bit of a breeze come down the valley to bring relief. Everyone’s going to be melting today - everyone...

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16 MarExhibitions

At the recent opening of the Excellence 2018 exhibition, Te Manawa chatted with two students about their work. Rebekah Tamblyn earned her mark in Photography. Who is your subject? It’s...

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Welcome to our land

15 MarExhibitions

Whenua Hou: New Māori Ceramics presents new and existing work from New Zealand artists that represents recent uku (clay) practice. These artists are from around the country and have different...

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They say it’s your birthday

6 Mar

Children love coming to Te Manawa. KidsTM is consistently one of the museum’s most popular “exhibition”, and the Imagination Playspace in the atrium is always alive with creativity. And...

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With strange aeons

10 JanExhibitions

  Doors are usually the gateways to a journey. Open them, go through them, ta-dah. Everyone’s heard this story. James Robinson looked at doors and decided to make the tale about them...

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A Christmas Shopping List

13 DecCommunity / Events

When Christmas looms with no ideas Or presents inspiration lacks Don't fret! Don't fear! We're here to help! Te Manawa takes up the slack A shopping list we've here prepared All things...

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The Painter in the Painting

3 NovEvents / Exhibitions

On 5 September, artist Euan Macleod (above, at left) and his friend, curator Gregory O'Brien, gave a talk in Gallery One, discussing the works of the Painter exhibition. This is the text of that...

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