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Join the Te Manawa Art Society for a tour behind the scenes at the Te Manawa Art Gallery. The Art Society’s Virginia Warbrick and Te Manawa senior collection manager Talei...

Meccano Airport Service Set No. 4

As empires rise, so they too must fall. Simon Johnson follows up on his Mechanics Made Easy post by tracing the history of Meccano from post-war to the present day. One item in the heritage collection at Te Manawa is a landmark for the brand’s struggle to survive in an increasingly crowded market.

How Te Manawa keeps collecting after Covid

Every year Te Manawa adds dozens of items to its collections. Artworks to the art collection; artifacts of our society, past and present, to the heritage collection. Long before anyone had heard of Covid-19, collecting was to be paused during the first six months of 2020. When a community is as generous with its donations as this one, says collections manager Jeff Fox, sometimes you need to stop to get your breath back...