To support students and teachers during this difficult time our educators are offering fun, interactive curriculum-linked programmes in new ways. You can access our programmes online, as an outreach visit or in our museums.

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Esme, Tessa and Cat

Matariki and Maramataka

Exhibition Kōkōrangi ki Kōkōwai documents artist Nikau Hindin's journey in understanding Maramataka (the Māori lunar calendar) and traditional celestial navigation practices, tracing and recording the movements of stars and the moon across the sky. Students will gain a deeper understanding ...

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What does our stuff say about us?

Exploring current exhibitions Can't Be Together and Bekah Carran: And we look and comb our hair, we discover ways that art can share our stories and reflect our experiences as individuals and communities. Students will consider how we collaborate, communicate ...

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Could humans live in outer space? Do habitats need shopping malls? Adaptation explores the exhibition Human Hand and encourages students to think about how we live and what we need to do to create a better world. Students will use ...

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Ko wai au?

Our amazing educator Tessa is sharing her journey exploring Te Ao Māori through our current exhibitions. You can choose to explore kowhaiwhai, mauri, whakapapa and create opportunities for tino rangatiratanga and tau utuutu. The Ko Wai Au? programmes are available ...

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Nuku Tewhatewha: The Heart of The Dowse

Come and discover the secrets of this national treasure. As the sole remaining pillar from the Kīngitanga movement, Nuku Tewhatewha, has lessons for us all. Students will become experts on the pātaka, past and present, and be inspired to consider ...

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Our wonderful educator Esme has used her design and illustration skills to create 'In my bubble' and 'Back in my day' Zine templates. These zines can help students to reflect and remember this moment in history that we are living ...

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Art Challenge

Art making is a wonderful way to process thoughts, feelings and experiences. These challenges are based on some of our past creative workshop sessions that were favourites with our tamariki. Some of our artist friends in Te Awakairangi have already ...

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