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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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Taonga and Tūrangawaewae

To celebrate our 50th birthday we have been digging for gold in The Dowse Collection. Discover some of the taonga that have been collected and treasured over the years in our exhibition Fool's Gold. Together we will explore what makes ...

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The Most Dedicated: An Aotearoa Graffiti Story

Delve into the creative works of the TMD Crew, Aotearoa’s very own graffiti super group! Take an immersive walk through their history and be inspired to experiment and explore graffiti techniques and textures in our creative workshop.

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There’s No I in Team

Claudia Kogachi’s large scale paintings invite the audience in to referee the friction and fun found in the artists', and so many of our own, family relationships. Played out through Olympic sports in vivid bright colours we are invited to ...

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Wild Domain: The Natural History of Jane Dodd Jewellery

Students will explore their place in the world through the eyes of animals. Join us to discover a cast of characters from the animal world. How do the choices we make impact our animal friends and their habitats? Creative workshop ...

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Nuku Tewhatewha: The Heart of The Dowse

Come and discover the secrets of this national treasure. As the sole intact 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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